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Fraser Alleges Gerrymander

It may surprise Malcolm Fraser’s contemporary acolytes but back in 1975 he was opposed to one-vote-one-value in electoral boundaries.

This letter to The Age was a fairly common argument from the coalition when Whitlam legislated to reduce the 20% tolerance to 10% in electoral redistributions. The 20% tolerance allowed rural and regional electorates to be much smaller in size, thus advantaging Country Party members and rural Liberals.

The Age

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