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Popularity sinks for Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and Treasurer John Howard who are besieged by 'stagflation. The situation was not helped as each of the two opposed the other's economic strategy.

The 1982 Commonwealth Games had been hosted by Australia in Brisbane from 30th September - 9th October. Meanwhile Mike Fitzpatrick - captain of Carlton had led his team to consecutive Premierships in 1981 and 1982.