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March 2011

Fraser calls on Minister to pay Perle creditors

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has written again to the Minister for Housing, Mr Frank Terenzini, demanding that the same settlement being given to Wollongong subcontractors following the collapse of Perle Pty Ltd, should be offered to Coffs Harbour sub-contractors.  “A report in the Illawarra Mercury on 16 March has stated that:  “Illawarra subcontractors owed more than $1 million have been told to expect a positive resolution within a fortnight, almost two months after the collapse of building firm Perle.”   “Union representatives have told the subcontractors to…

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Polling Places for 26 March 2011

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With the NSW 2011 State election rapidly approaching, Andrew Fraser, the Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour is reminding people of polling places to cast their vote on Election Day, 26 March.  Mr Fraser said the list of polling places is for Election Day only and not to be confused with pre-poll places.  “People need to vote on 26 March to have their say in who they want to represent them at a State level.  “Polling places on Election Day will open from 8am to 6pm. “For people who cannot vote…

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Local Employment Terminated by Novotel Pacific Bay Resort

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Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is extremely disappointed at a decision taken by the management of Novotel Pacific Bay Resort today in terminating the employment of over 40 cleaning staff at the resort.  Mr Fraser said that it would appear an out of town cleaning service has been contracted to do the cleaning at the Resort and all the cleaners positions were terminated effective 10th March.  “Whilst I believe there has been an offer of re-employment by the new company, the short notice of termination has not allowed employees…

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Fraser Dismayed at Virgin Blue’s Decision to Cancel Early Morning Flights

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has expressed his dismay at Virgin Blue’s decision to cancel its early morning flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.  “My Electorate Office has been inundated with inquiries as to why Virgin Blue has changed its schedule.  “I am disappointed at the attitude of airline and have written to its General Manager voicing my concern.  “Virgin Blue’s early morning flight created its own market and I believe this decision is a retrograde step,” Mr Fraser said.  “I have been at the Coffs Harbour airport…

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Still Time to Lodge Objections

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After attending two public meetings at Raleigh recently, the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, wishes to assure concerned local residents that they are still able to lodge submissions in regard to the Development Applications lodged with Bellingen Shire Council by Raleigh Dairy Holdings.  “Raleigh Dairy Holdings is wishing to expand its operations, and has lodged two development applications to Bellingen Shire Council, one for Yellow Rock Road and the other for North Bank Road,” Mr Fraser said.  “Bellingen Shire Council has extended the period of time for public submissions…

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State Govt Should Admit Liability on Perle Collapse

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The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is calling on the State Government to ensure that Coffs Harbour sub-contractors who have not been paid after the collapse of Perle Pty Ltd do get paid. “The Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth, has just announced payment to 28 sub-contractors who are owned money following the collapse of the building company Maintek Projects Pty Ltd, who were working on Building the Education Revolution projects in Sydney.   “I am calling on the State Government to do the same for the Coffs Harbour…

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