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Malcolm Fraser:

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Prime Minister from 11 November 1975–11 March 1983

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Title: Malcolm Fraser
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Prime Minister from 11 November 1975–11 March 1983

Date: 1975 to 1983
Content creator: Australian News and Information Bureau
Notes: To learn more about records on Malcolm Fraser in the National Archives, click the 'About' tab at the top right corner of this record.
Keywords: Prime Minister, Dismissal, politicians, reform, economy, economic, Immigration, Malcolm Fraser, Liberal Party
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau
Reference: A6180, 6/1/78/2

Malcolm Fraser


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This is a black-and-white photograph of John Malcolm Fraser (1930-2015), Australia's twenty-second prime minister. It is an official portrait. Fraser was appointed care taker prime minister following the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government on 11 November 1975. A month later he was elected prime minister, where he pursued a platform of reducing expenditure while supporting an increase in defence spending. He also looked to continue relations with countries in the East and South-East Asian region while working on Australian immigration programs. Information about Fraser's life before, during and after office can be found by clicking the links below.

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The National Archives has an extensive collection of photographs and documents relating to Malcolm Fraser. Here are some links to help you get started:

  • Discover more about Malcolm Fraser on Vrroom
  • Information about Malcolm Fraser before, during and after his term as Prime Minister
  • Explore the National Archives' records relevant to Malcolm Fraser
  • RecordSearch and PhotoSearch online databases allow searching of the National Archives' collection
  • If you would like to learn more about Australia's leaders from Federation to the present day, you can explore the National Archives' Australia's Prime Ministers website

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