Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC


Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC is a member of CEDA's Board of Governors, an advisory body comprised of eminent Australians.

Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC served as Australia's 22nd Prime Minister from 1975 until he resigned from federal politics in 1983 after 28 years as the Federal Member for Wannon. He held several ministries during his time in Parliament including Minister for the Army, Minister of State for Defence, and Minister for Education and Science.

Since leaving government, Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser has played an eminent role in international relations. In 1985, he chaired the United Nations hearings in New York on the Role of Multinationals in South Africa and Namibia. From October 1985 to August 1986, he was Co-Chairman of the Commonwealth Committee of Eminent Persons, formed to encourage a process of dialogue and reform in South Africa. In 1989, he was appointed Chairman of the United Nations Committee on African Commodity Problems. 

Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser presided over CARE International as Chairman from 1990 to 1995 while serving as President of CARE Australia from 1987 to 2001. He was a Board Member of the International Crisis Group from 1996-2000 and has remained a Senior Advisor to the ICG since.

Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia and received the President's Gold Medal for Humanitarian Service from B'nai B'rith International as well as the Australian Human Rights Medal from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

In March 2010, the book Malcolm Fraser the Political Memoirs by Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons, was published by Miegunyah Press. In 2011, under the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, they were awarded the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction as well as Book of the Year.

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