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Solidarity brothers!

Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser faced continued problems with the Australian electorate. Compulsory unionism and closed shops had declined since 1979 but there were also the difficulties of tax avoidance schemes and rising inflation.

On the world stage the beginnings of the Solidarity Movement in Poland were being paid much attention by President Reagan of the USA. There was to be an election later in 1982. Ian Viner, then Minister for Industrial Relations, is bringing the good news...