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Tony Ayers gave frank, fearless advice to ministers - and in four-letter words

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:29am, first published April 15 2016 - 7:41am

Tony Ayers, who died this week, was perhaps Malcolm Fraser's favourite public servant. But not because he tempered his advice so as to ingratiate himself with his master, or to soften his Pentridge-acquired fondness for expletive.

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