Malcolm Fraser

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John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL (pronounced /ˈfreɪzər/; born 21 May 1930) is a former Australian Liberal Party politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia.[1] He came to power in the 1975 election following the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government, in which he played a key role. After three election victories, he was defeated by Bob Hawke in the 1983 election and ended his career alienated from his own party.

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Early life

Malcolm Fraser was born in Toorak to a family with a history of involvement in politics and the pastoral/grazing industry. His grandfather, Simon Fraser, emigrated from Nova Scotia in 1853, becoming a successful pastoralist and land speculator, as well as a member of the Victorian Parliament, the Federation Conventions of 1897–98 and the Australian Senate.[2] Malcolm Fraser's father, John Neville Fraser, was a pastoralist at Deniliquin in the Riverina region of New South Wales and later at a property called "Nareen", near Hamilton in the Western District of Victoria.[3][4] Malcolm Fraser's mother, Una Woolf, was of Jewish descent.[2]

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