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Meaning business!

In world trade Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser had to contend with the formidable trade block of the European Economic Union. Difficulties on the home front arose as breakaway rebel former Liberal Senator Don Chipp had formed the Australian Democratic Party.

In his book 'The Third Man' Chipp wrote of a 'whispering campaign' by the Liberal Party to discredit him as he chose to appear publicly with outspoken authors Frank Hardy, Patrick White and others.