Malcolm Fraser “still a liberal”
Nation Review front cover, 12-18 December 1975:
Margaret Simons in today’s Crikey:
Three weeks ago Malcolm Fraser and I were signing books outside a tent in the tiny town of Clunes, two hour’s drive north west of Melbourne, when one of the people queued up for our signatures asked him if he was still a member of the Liberal Party.
I held my breath. Was this when the story would break? …
Fraser was silent for a beat, and then replied as he signed his name: “I’m still a liberal.” And the queue moved on. He turned to me with a grin and a raised eyebrow.
… Fraser resigned from the Liberal Party shortly after Tony Abbott came to the leadership. He told me about it early this year…