Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died [ Current Affairs ]
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser died due to a brief illness on the age of 84 year. Fraser was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party.
- Fraser won the largest majority in two subsequent Elections of 1977 and 1980 in Australian political history.
- Fraser continued many of Labor’s progressive reforms. Fraser established the family court of Australia and federal court of Australia, granted the Northern Territory self-government and passed the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act in 1976.
- When Fraser came into power then he first triggered a constitutional crisis by engineering deadlock in the Senate after dismissal of Gough Whitlam’s Labor government.
- The Fraser government established the Australian Refugee Advisory Council to advise it on the settlement of refugees in 1979.
- In 1955, Fraser became a Member of Parliament (M.P) in 1955 at the age of 25 and also he was first appointed to the Cabinet in 1966.
- In November 1975, Fraser was appointed as caretaker prime minister of Australia by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr.
- Published on: March 24, 2015