The Vietnamese Community from all states and territories in Australia farewells its Father and Savior – The Right Honorable Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH


We received the news of the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser’s passing with deep sadness.

We wish to express our heart-felt condolences to his family and friends. In times like this, no words can bring solace to such a great loss.

Mr Fraser has been, and will remain, the father and savior of our community. He took us in, en masse, during the darkest hours of the history of Vietnam, when hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people fled the country to escape the Communists following the Fall of Saigon 40 years ago, in 1975. Not since the abolition of the White Australia policy did this country receive such a large number of refugees from South East Asia. Many of us arrived directly in Darwin without any official paperwork and we were accepted into this country.

For that we are deeply and forever grateful.image001

Mr Fraser’s legacy extends way beyond his generosity to the Vietnamese people. His commitment to human rights, to ending apartheid, to Aboriginal rights, to asylum seekers and his relentless pursuit of a fair and just Australia and the world had made Australia proud and Australia a better nation.

Australia is right: Malcolm Fraser had been the moral compass of this nation.

Mr. Fraser, you will remain in our hearts forever.


Tri Vo – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia

Bon Nguyen – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/Vic Chapter

Thang Ha – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/NSW Chapter

Cuong Bui – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/QLD Chapter

Loc Doan – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/SA Chapter

Anh Nguyen – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/WA Chapter

Cong Le – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/ACT Chapter

Thien Le – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/NT Chapter

Teresa Tran – President, Vietnamese Community in Australia/Wollongong Chapter


And all the Vietnamese people in Victoria, Mr. Fraser’s home state:

Vietnamese Veterans Association of Victoria and all the Vietnamese Veterans groups families Vietnamese Catholic Community – Melbourne Lions Club of Melbourne Vietnamese
RSL Victoria DânChúa Catholic Magazine SICMAA
Descendants of the Vietnamese Veterans Association Linh Sơn Temple (Reservoir) VOICE Australia (Vietnamese Overseas Initiatives for Conscience Empowerment)
Vietnamese Cultural & Heritage Centre Quang Minh Temple (Braybrook) The Loving-Kindness and Compassion Society
Prudential & Supervisory Council of the VCA Vic Quang Đứcc temple (Fawkner) Vietnamese Health Professionals Association
Governance Committee of the Dual Identity Leadership Program Hoa Nghiêm temple (Springvale) Vietnamese Students Association of Victoria (VSA Vic)
Steering Committee of the Dual Identity Leadership Program Baptist church (Springvale) Vietnamese Students Association of Melbourne University
Vietnamese Herald Newspaper Kew Baptist church Vietnamese Students Association of Monash University
SBS Radio – Vietnamese Section Hoà Hảo Budhist Faith YietKieu scouts group
Community  radio channel FM 88.9 Vien Xu Caodaism Faith Phu Dong scouts group
Community  radio channel Vien Xu Blog 8406 Hoa Lu scouts group
National radio 2VNR Freedom Day Club Vietnamese Catholics Youth group
Vietnamese Television Association Footscray Asian Business Association Thank Nien Thien Chi youth group
Ly Huong online Richmond Asian Business Association Free Vietnam Council
VietNews Newspaper Hollywood Nails Vietnamese Nationalist Party/Việt Nam Quốc Dân Ðảng – Australia
Vietnamese Herald Newspaper LJ Hooker Glen Waverley, Boxhill  Anti-Human Trafficking from Viet-Nam Committee
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network Wingla Cake Shop Viet Tan
Vietface Television Pho Vinh VOVINAM Victoria
Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience Fund Diamond Head Fashion Vietnamese Elderly Mutual Assistance Ince
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Boroondara Pho Dzung Alliance for Democracy in Vietnam
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Hobsons Bay Thi Thi restaurant Vietnamese Teachers Association of Victoria
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Brimbank Thanh Phong Restaurant Vietnamese Language Centre, Springvale
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Preston Hiệp Thành grocery Vietnamese language school, Keysborough
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Melbourne’s North Beyond2000 Autocare Măng Non Vietnamese Language Centre
IndoChinese Senior Citizens in St Albans Veducci Fashion Trương Vĩnh Ký Vietnamese Language Centre
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Broadmeadows Transnet Business Consulting Vincent Liem Vietnamese Language Centre
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Collingwood Leyton Real Estate Âu Lạc Vietnamese Language Centre
Vietnamese Senior Citizens of Ashburton Golden Chef Cooking Werribee Vietnamese Language Centre
Indochinese Elderly Refugees Association Victoria Incorporated Dragon Fitness Centre Vietnamese Language Centre, Richmond
Australian Vietnamese Arts Association (AVA) Little Saigon Centre Bồ Đề Vietnamese Language Centre
Au Co & Nang Hong Dance Group Sunshine Asian Business Association Hùng Vương Vietnamese Language Centre
Tinh Thuong Foundation Golden Plaza Hồng Bàng Vietnamese Language Centre
Hands for Hope ChảLụa Saigon Đại Bi Quan Âm Vietnamese Language Centre
The Archive of Vietnamese Boat People Nam Hiệp Centre Hoan Thiện Vietnamese Language Centre
Vietnamese Students Association of Australia Alumni Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association Lạc Hồng Vietnamese Language Centre
Dr Thai Thi Thu Nguyet Medical Centre Vietnamese Families With Special Needs Inc