Malcolm Fraser

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Rt Hon John Malcolm Fraser
27th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
11 November 1975 – 11 March 1983
Preceded by Gough Whitlam
Succeeded by Bob Hawke
Personal details
Born 21 May 1930 (1930-05-21) (age 83)[1]
Toorak, Victoria[1]
Political party Liberal

John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL, PC (born 21 May 1930) was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. As leader of the Liberal Party, he became Prime Minister in November, 1975 when Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Gough Whitlam. At this point he was only temporary Prime Minister. He won the election held in December, 1975. He won two more elections in 1977 and 1980 before losing to Bob Hawke in 1983. Fraser married Tamara (Tamie) Beggs in 1956 and the couple have remained married ever since.[2]

His government stopped some of the changes made by the Whitlam government. They also reduced government spending to stop money becoming less valuable. He also supported efforts to abolish racism in South Africa, the boycott of the Moscow Olympics and more immigration from Asian countries.[3]

He has criticised the prime ministership of John Howard who had been his Treasurer from 1977 to 1983.

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