Biographical entry: Fraser, Malcolm (1930 - )
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Member of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH), Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL), Privy Counsellor (PC)
- 21 May 1930
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Politician and Prime Minister
Malcolm Fraser was leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from March 1975 to May 1983. He was sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister as a result of the Whitlam dismissal in November 1975; secured the role in Federal elections held the following month; and served three terms as Prime Minister before losing government at the 1983 Federal elections. He resigned from Parliament soon after the defeat.