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UK High Commissioner Morrice James on the Whitlam Dismissal 1975

I have blogged in the past about the files at the National Archives in London revealing the British attitudes towards the ‘constitutional crisis’ of 1975, when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr after the Liberals, under the leadership of Malcolm Fraser, refused to pass supply bills in the Senate. 606 more words

Contemporary History

Solutions: Part 6 of 'Unemployment and Revolution' by Albert Langer, 1981

Part 6: Solutions

Considers various “solutions” from the labour movements, in the light of the earlier analysis, and rejects them all, but cheerfully, in view of the next instalment, part 7. 7,568 more words


5 ways I haven’t been convinced to join Labor – and why

As Saul Alinksy said, to engage people we need to start from where they are, rather than where we want them to be.

Labor folk often fall short on this when trying to recruit progressive people. 2,773 more words


Revisionism And Whitlam, Exhibit #1: The Dismissal

IN THE AFTERMATH of the death of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, sections of the Left have wasted little time bombarding the country with inaccurate, debased versions of the “legacy” of the Whitlam government, and the alleged wrong it suffered on 11 November 1975 as the exercise of S64 of the Constitution saw it ejected from office. 2,341 more words

Death of a Politician

“The line’s broken,” one PM said of another.

Nobley at 98. The aged contemplate

Demise, purpose, choices made

In the service of the nation.

We mourn that we still await… 159 more words


Gough Whitlam - Australia's true Liberal

A Writer remembers a great Australian.

IT took me almost half my lifetime to work out what I owe Gough Whitlam.

The second son of a NSW grazier and a nurse from Sydney’s north shore who gave up her career to have kids, I was a five-year-old when Whitlam was dismissed. 1,129 more words

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