Death of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Published Friday, 20 March, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

I was saddened to hear of the death of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

Malcolm Fraser will be remembered as a conservative with a strong conscience when it came to issues such as the treatment of those coming here under desperate circumstances to seek a better future for themselves and their children.

The thousands of families from South East Asia who came to Australia during the term of his government and became part of the Australian community are proof of that.

Malcolm Fraser helped build the modern multicultural Australia we know today and had a strong track record as a fierce opponent of racial discrimination.

I pass on my condolences and those of the Queensland Government to Mrs Tamie Fraser and her family.


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