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Text of statement issued to new media - Peacock leadership challenge to Fraser



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TREASURER RELEASE

EMBARGO STATEMENT BY THE TREASURER, THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP

FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF THE STATEMENT WHICH WAS ISSUED TO THE NEWSMEDIA BY TELEPHONE YESTERDAY, 5 OCTOBER 1981

NO. 180

"In recent days some newspapers have carried

stories to the effect that I would join with

Mr Andrew Peacock in a leadership challenge-'to

Mr Fraser. ; ;?

These stories are utterly untrue.

Mr Fraser enjoys my complete support as Prime

Minister."

CANBERRA

6 October 1981