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Gough Whitlam

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On this day (Australia): In 1972, Gough Whitlam became Prime Minister, leading the first Labor government in 23 years


On 2 December 1972, Gough Whitlam became Prime Minister, leading the first Labor government in 23 years. The new government proved to be resolutely reformist and enacted an unprecedented amount of legislation that would do much to create a new Australian identity for the next decades. The Whitlam government, however, was short-lived, being controversially dismissed … Continue reading

On this day (Australia): In 1975, Gough Whitlam was dismissed as Prime Minister by Governor-General Sir John Kerr


On 11 November 1975, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr during the Australian constitutional crisis and Malcolm Fraser was appointed the twenty-second Prime Minister of Australia. The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as the Dismissal, culminated on 11 November 1975 with the dismissal from office of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam of the Australian … Continue reading

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