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David Fraser interviewed by Lindsay Marshall and Malcolm McMillan in the Decades of Division oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4765191
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Fraser, David, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2009 
1 sound file (ca. 109 min.) 
Series

Decades of Division oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

David Fraser discusses his early interest in politics; his involvement in the Liberal Party; Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen; his awareness of Coalition tensions; Sir Gordon Chalk; Sir William Knox; Sir Llew Edwards; Liberal Party's tactic of three-cornered contests; National Party's push into Liberal Party electoral territory; Sir Robert Sparkes; Mike Evans; turnover in Liberal Party administrative wing; Presidencies of Yvonne McComb, Dr John Herron; previous suggestions of a Liberal-National merger; instability within the Coalition government; hostilities at state Cabinet level; 1980 election, Coalition agreement; Terry White; Jack Pizzey; 1977 election campaign; the role of Queensland electoral system; "Porter plan" electoral system; the lack of independence of electoral commissioners and submission process; impact of electoral system on Liberal Party; 1974 state election outcome; Labor Party outpolling Coalition at 1972 election; 1985 redistribution; 1983 Coalition split; the defection to National Party by Liberal ministers; Liberal Party campaign in 1983 election and impact of final result; John Moore; Sir Robert Sparkes; Liberal Party losses at 2001 election; talent pool of political parties and changes in campaigning; changes in the nature of government; impact on party membership and standard of government; rise of One Nation in the 1990s; prospects of Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland.

Notes

This interview is part of a joint project between the Queensland Chapter of the Don Dunstan Foundation and the National Library of Australia.

Recorded on 20 December 2009 at Toorang, Qld.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 49 leaves) 
Subjects Fraser, David, 1955- -- Interviews.  |  Liberal Party of Australia. Queensland Division -- History.  |  National Party of Australia. Queensland Branch -- History.  |  Politicians -- Queensland -- Interviews.  |  Queensland -- Politics and government.
Occupation Politicians.
Other authors/contributors Marshall, Lindsay N. (Lindsay Neil), 1956-, Interviewer  |  McMillan, Malcolm, 1949-, Interviewer  |  Don Dunstan Foundation. Queensland Chapter  |  National Library of Australia

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