McPhee is the former
Ethnic Affairs Minister in the Fraser Liberal Government of 1979-1982.
He is now a member of Victoria's Constitution Commission.
is reported in The Weekend Australian (of
November 10/11 pp11)
encouraging people to put the candidates for John Howard's liberals last on the
win would be devastating for Australia's standing internationally according to
McPhee. McPhee spoke the
Kate Legge about travelling as a Federal Minister together with Labor politician
Mick young to gain public acceptance of boat people from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
He said the immigration model used then is a "beacon alongside the current
article notes that in 1988 McPhee crossed the floor with Phillip Ruddock the
current Minister of Immigration to reaffirm support for a
non-discriminatory immigration policy. Mr
Ruddock seems to have come a long way since then.