Sunday, January 21, 2018

Malcolm Fraser dead at 84

David Lee March 20, 2015
MALCOLM FRASER... Former Prime Minister, John Malcolm Fraser has died this morning at the age of 84. Photo: Supplied.

MALCOLM FRASER… Former Prime Minister, John Malcolm Fraser has died this morning at the age of 84. Photo: Supplied.

FORMER Prime Minister, John Malcolm Fraser has died peacefully this morning at the age of 84, after a short illness.
Mr Fraser was Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983; appointed on November 11, 1975 by Governor General, Sir John Kerr following the controversial dismissal of the Whitlam Government.
He also went on to win the subsequent election by the largest majority in Australian political history.
In recent years, Mr Fraser had become an outspoken critic of the Liberal Party and quit the party in 2010 over its pitch to the right on issues such as immigration.