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Robert Manne

Robert Manne reviews 'Common Ground: Issues that should bind and not divide us' by Malcolm Fraser

December 2002-January 2003, no. 247 01 December 2002
When Malcom Fraser was prime minister, he was generally thought of as a hard and ruthless man of the right. In part this was because of the role he played in the removal of Gough Whitlam; in part because of his fiscal prudence; in part because of his orthodox Cold War foreign policy. Following his defeat in 1983, an alternative picture of Fraser gradually emerged. Under Labor, Australia embarked u ... (read more)