Letter from Malcolm Fraser

Letter from Malcolm Fraser

LETTER DATED 11 NOVEMBER 1975 FROM MALCOLM FRASER TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL

In this letter Mr Fraser commits to passing the Appropriation Bills, thus guaranteeing supply.

 

11 November 1975

Your Excellency,

You have intimated to me that it is Your Excellency's pleasure that I should act as your Chief Adviser and Head of the Government.

In accepting your commission I confirm that I have given you an assurance that I shall immediately seek to secure the passage of the Appropriation Bills which are at present before the Senate, thus ensuring Supply for the carrying on of the Public Service in all its branches. I further confirm that, upon the granting of Supply, I shall immediately recommend to Your Excellency the dissolution of both Houses of the Parliament.

My Government will act as a caretaker Government and will make no appointments or dismissals or initiate new policies before a general election is held.

Yours sincerely,

SIGNED: J.M. Fraser

His Excellency the Honourable Sir John Kerr, A.C., K.C.M.G., K.St.J., Q.C.,
Governor-General of Australia,
Government House,
CANBERRA A.C.T. 2600

 

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