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Mar 23, 2015

The time when Malcolm Fraser was guarded with nothing but a paperweight

A former AFP officer recalls an instance when guarding the former prime minister did not go exactly as planned ...

Dan Wood — Associate editor

Dan Wood

Associate editor

The year 1982 was a big one for Malcolm Fraser: he enacted Australia’s first freedom of information law; he and his wife, Tamie, visited the Reagans; he refused to stop construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania; he was even hospitalised with a back injury.

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