Malcolm Fraser announced that the coalition parties would block Supply at a press conference that began at 2.56pm on October 15, 1975.
Fraser announced that the Opposition would not reject Supply outright but delay it until Whitlam agreed to call an election. This was significant because it allowed the Supply bills to remain alive in the event of changed circumstances or a change of government.
Malcolm Fraser announces that the Coalition will block Supply.
- Listen to Fraser’s announcement (5m)
- Watch an extract of Fraser’s announcement (35s)
- Listen to the ABC’s Newsvoice program, broadcast at 4.45pm (7m)