Friday 20 March 2015
Statement: John Malcolm Fraser AC
Malcolm Fraser was a giant of the Liberal Party and of Australian politics.
From his days as Army Minister in the 1960s, as Prime Minister from 1975-83 and in his continuation in political debate in the decades post retirement, everyone knew where Malcolm Fraser stood. His opinions were always respectful, well thought through and in the best interests of Australia.
Australia’s multicultural communities will be forever thankful to the Fraser Government for the establishment of SBS television and radio. Nowhere else in the world does a nation offer multicultural communities a communications service as comprehensive as SBS – it will be one of his most enduring legacies to this nation.
Vale to one of Australia’s great statesmen, John Malcolm Fraser AC. Few before or after him have influenced our nation so profoundly.