Past News and Events
Malcolm Fraser to speak at Asialink
Malcolm Fraser will be speaking at Asialink, a centre based at the University of Melbourne, on Tuesday 25 September. As part of a public lecture series questioning Australia's role in the world, Mr Fraser will be speaking on Australia - US Relations in the Asian Century. The speech is available here (pdf).
The Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers
Malcolm Fraser presented a submissionto the Australian Government's Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, chaired by Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston AC AF (Ret'd). Read Mr Fraser's response to the recommendations at The Age and in an interview on ABC radio.
Malcolm Fraser presented the 2012 Gough Whitlam Oration, organised by the Gough Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney. You can read a copy of the speech here (pdf). The speech, "Politics, Independence and the National Interest: the legacy of power and how to achieve a peaceful Western Pacific" also appears at The Age.
Malcolm Fraser's submission to the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper
Malcolm Fraser awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Melbourne
Malcolm Fraser Becomes a Patron of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
In celebration of the ASRC’s 10th anniversary, Malcolm Fraser accepted an invitation to become a patron of Australia’s most notable asylum seeker organisation. View his message to the ASRC online. You can also read Malcolm Fraser’s speech to the Australian Refugee Association, Adelaide Friday June 24, 2011 in the Non-parliamentary Speeches section of this site.
Douglas Stewart PrizeMalcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons have been awarded the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs.
Patron of the Asylum Seeker Resource CentreIn celebration of the ASRC’s 10th anniversary, Malcolm Fraser accepted an invitation to become a patron of Australia’s most notable asylum seeker organisation. View his message to the ASRC online. You can also read Malcolm Fraser’s speech to the Australian Refugee Association, Adelaide Friday June 24, 2011 in the Non-parliamentary Speeches section of this site.
Papua New Guinea Prize
Malcolm Fraser has been awarded Papua New Guinea's highest order, the Order of Logohu, for his services to Papua New Guinea and his humanitarian work.
Malcolm Fraser Presented With Honorary Doctor of Laws
The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University on 20 May, 2010. The text of Mr Fraser's speech can be found here.
Malcolm Fraser on Radio National Book Show
Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons on The Book Show on ABC Radio National, 9 April 2010. Listen online or download the podcast.
Malcolm Fraser at Collins Street Baptist Church
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser discussed his new memoir with co-writer Margaret Simons from 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesday 3 March 2010. The audience heard the personal recollections of one of our most persistent, insistent and controversial political voices.
Release of 1978 Cabinet records
On 1 January 2009, the National Archives of Australia released a selection of 1978 Cabinet records. See the National Archives web site for further information and access to selected documents.
‘Now, for the real America’
Article by Malcolm Fraser on the Australians All website, first published in The Age newspaper on 20 October 2008.
Malcolm Fraser on the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games
In November 1956, Malcolm Fraser used his weekly radio broadcast to speak about the Olympic Games that were shortly to open in Melbourne. Read the text of the broadcast.
John Curtin: A tribute. Strengthening the rule of law and Australian democracy
Malcolm Fraser presented the 2008 Anniversary Lecture at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library on 12 June 2008. The text of the lecture is available on the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library website.
Malcolm Fraser on the Middle East
'Balanced policy the only way to peace': Malcolm Fraser on the prospects for peace in the Middle East.
Malcolm Fraser: A photographic memoir
A collection of photographs by Malcolm Fraser, dating from the 1970s to the present, will be on display at the newNorth Gallery in Fairfield until 29 June 2008. The money raised from this exhibition will go to CARE Australia.
1977 Cabinet records
A selection of 1977 Cabinet records held at the National Archives of Australia was released on 1 January 2008.
Malcolm Fraser and Gough Whitlam on ministerial accountability
Malcolm Fraser and Gough Whitlam have written a joint letter calling for the establishment of an 'independent and comprehensive review of the operation of ministerial accountability'. Read the letter here.
Malcolm Fraser calls for bill of rights
Inaugural professorial lecture: ‘Finding Security in Terrorism’s Shadow’
Malcolm Fraser presented his inaugural Professorial Lecture, ‘Finding Security in Terrorism’s Shadow: The importance of the rule of law’, at Melbourne Law School on Thursday, 25 October 2007.
Malcolm Fraser speaks out against whaling
Malcolm Fraser heads the list of signatories on an open letter to Prime Minister John Howard, calling for an end to commercial whaling by Japan. Read the report in The Australian.
‘Consult Aborgines and then plan how to help’
Read Malcolm Fraser’s response to the Federal Government’s plan for improving the wellbeing of Australia’s indigenous population in The Age.
Australian Prime Ministers Centre
Stage 1 of the new Australian Prime Ministers Centre at Old Parliament House in Canberra opened on 21 June 2007. The centre includes an exhibition showcasing more than a century of political leadership in Australia through multimedia and interactive technologies. There is a portrait, a short biography and a display of objects and documents for each prime minister from Edmund Barton to John Howard. The exhibition features material from the Malcolm Fraser Collection at the University of Melbourne including photographs taken by Malcolm Fraser in his role as Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group.
Malcolm Fraser joins fight to save Pilbara rock art
Malcolm Fraser has expressed his support for a global campaign against the destruction of Aboriginal rock art in the Pilbara. Read the article in The Age.
ANU lecture: ‘Australians: What are we? How do we see ourselves? How do others see us?’
Malcolm Fraser presented the 2007 Commonwealth Lecture, Australians: What are we? How do we see ourselves? How do others see us?, at the Australian National University on 30 April 2007.
10th anniversary of Bringing them Home
On the tenth anniversary of Bringing them Home, the report of the National Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, Malcolm Fraser has called on the federal government to pay compensation to members of the stolen generation.
Melbourne launch of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
At the recent Melbourne launch of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Malcolm Fraser argued that Australia should pressure its international allies to abolish their nuclear weapons.