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The Right Honourable
Malcolm Fraser

Fraser in 1966
22nd Prime Minister of Australia
Elections: 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983
In office
11 November 1975 â€“ 11 March 1983
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Sir John Kerr
Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Ninian Stephen
Deputy Doug Anthony
Preceded by Gough Whitlam
Succeeded by Bob Hawke
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
21 March 1975 â€“ 11 March 1983
Deputy Phillip Lynch
John Howard
Preceded by Billy Snedden
Succeeded by Andrew Peacock
Minister for Education and Science
In office
20 August 1971 â€“ 5 December 1972
Prime Minister William McMahon
Preceded by David Fairbairn
Succeeded by Gough Whitlam
In office
28 February 1968 â€“ 12 November 1969
Prime Minister John Gorton
Preceded by John Gorton
Succeeded by Nigel Bowen
Minister for Defence
In office
12 November 1969 â€“ 8 March 1971
Prime Minister John Gorton
Preceded by Allen Fairhall
Succeeded by John Gorton
Minister for the Army
In office
26 January 1966 â€“ 28 February 1968
Prime Minister Harold Holt
John McEwen
John Gorton
Preceded by Jim Forbes
Succeeded by Phillip Lynch
Leader of the Opposition
In office
21 March 1975 â€“ 11 November 1975
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
Deputy Phillip Lynch
Preceded by Billy Snedden
Succeeded by Gough Whitlam
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wannon
In office
10 December 1955 â€“ 7 May 1983
Preceded by Don McLeod
Succeeded by David Hawker
Personal details
Born John Malcolm Fraser
(1930-05-21)21 May 1930
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Died 20 March 2015(2015-03-20) (aged 84)
Melbourne, Victoria
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Tamie Beggs (m. 1956)
Children 4

Tudor House School
Melbourne Grammar School
Magdalen College, Oxford

Profession Politician

Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week, giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.
Malcolm Fraser
Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members.
Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions.
Malcolm Fraser
Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
Malcolm Fraser
We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face.
Malcolm Fraser
If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations.
Malcolm Fraser
Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial.
Malcolm Fraser
We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
Malcolm Fraser
People die because they find living too painful.
Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
Malcolm Fraser
Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.
Malcolm Fraser
There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.
Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
Malcolm Fraser
In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks.
Malcolm Fraser