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Post-War Reconstruction

Malcom Fraser.

Malcom Fraser, speaking at the Inaugural Meeting of the Ethnic Communities' Council about the trade union movement.

Created:

27 July 1975

Date Added:

27 June 2002

Source:

Inagural Meeting of the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW, Sydney, 27 July 1975

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mov (Quicktime);

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Length:

27 secs

Transcript

MALCOLM FRASER
Prime Minister 1975-1983

When the program was begun, in the trade union movement in Australia there was still the fear of large and widespread unemployment in 1945. The memories of the 1930s were close and it was Arthur Calwell who persuaded the trade union movement that a significant immigration program could be begun for Australia, while maintaining full employment and opportunities for all Australians.

From speech at Inaugural Meeting of the Ethnic Communitiesí Council of NSW, Sydney, 27 July 1975.