Chapter 2: Records about Malcolm Fraser in the National Archives of Australia
Minister for Education and Science, 1968–69
With 14 years experience as a member of the House of Representatives and having served in the Ministry since 1966, Malcolm Fraser finally entered Cabinet in February 1968 when Prime Minister John Gorton appointed him Minister for Education and Science.
He held the portfolio until October of the following year, when he was appointed Minister for Defence. He subsequently held the Education and Science portfolio for a second time in 1971–72 in the government of William McMahon.
Records relating to Fraser's periods as Minister for Education and Science are described in Minister for Education and Science, 1968–69 and 1971–72.