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How Malcolm took to social media: his best tweets

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Malcolm Fraser was Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983, a time when a politician didn’t have to worry about being pilloried by everybody with an internet connection.

However, that doesn’t mean Mr. Fraser shunned the technology in his later years – in fact, he created a Twitter account in August 2012 and used it to voice his opinions and interact with the Australian public.

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Unlike many of his generation, Mr Fraser quickly adapted to the world wide web, regularly sharing his thoughts with his 44,500 followers.

Here are some of his best tweets:

His final tweet (only two days ago)

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Doing the public service of handing out iPhone help

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Loving Lleyton

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Shifting from Liberal to Labour

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Offering Foreign Policy advice

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Fishing with friends in New Zealand

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Discussing Australia’s role in David Hicks saga

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Remembering Gough

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Taking a stand against big corporations

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Condemning Clive Palmer and the PUP

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Discussing independent opposition to Scott Morrison’s Immigration Bill

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Slamming

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Sharing misgivings about the government’s handling of the Triggs/HRC Report

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