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Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has died at the age of 84.
Mr Fraser was prime minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.
He was Australia’s 22nd prime minister, taking the job in events so dramatic they still reverberate decades on.
Mr Fraser was prolific on social media in his later years, taking to Twitter with gusto.
Following is a selection of tweets from among the thousands paying tribute to him. though many disagreed with him at different times #MalcolmFraser was a man of conviction & compassion who gave much to public life – vale. — Simon Birmingham (@Birmo) March 19, 2015 Those who recall the manner of his election discouragingly should remember Malcolm as a liberal on issues of race and human rights. #auspol — Philip Ruddock (@philipruddockmp) March 19, 2015 So sad to hear about the death of Malcolm Fraser. He’d become our wise Twitter granddad. I know that sounds silly, but it was the real deal. — Briony Kidd (@BrionyKidd) March 19, 2015 So sad to learn of the death of @MalcolmFraser12 who was such an advocate for displaced people. A voice of sanity in these idiotic times. — Monique Mayze (@moniquemayze) March 19, 2015 My younger self wld never have believed that I wld one day say this – am deeply sad to hear of passing of #MalcolmFraser our last statesman? — Magda Szubanski (@MagdaSzubanski) March 19, 2015 The last time I saw Malcolm Fraser, he bought me a double single malt, and chuckled when I protested that it was lunchtime. — Jess Gabriel (@ConstantStars) March 19, 2015
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