THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
Farewell Malcolm Fraser.
Mr Fraser never retired from public life.
Especially in his later decades, he was a great champion of human rights in Australia and around the world. Mr Fraser’s efforts to help end Apartheid in South Africa, his support for immigration from Asia, and his promotion of a multicultural Australia will always be remembered.
I particularly admired his advocacy for an independent Australian foreign policy.
History will forever record the controversy of the dismissal. But so too it will record Mr Fraser’s enduring contributions to our national life.
My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
FRIDAY, 20 MARCH 2015