Tag Archives: The Dismissal

JENNY HOCKING. Why was Malcolm Fraser Hidden at Yarralumla When Sir John Kerr Dismissed Gough Whitlam?

Revelations from the secret correspondence between the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, and the Queen in the months before the dismissal of the Whitlam government have shed new light on a persistent puzzle. When Kerr dismissed Gough Whitlam at 1pm on … Continue reading

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Jenny Hocking. ‘The Governor-General, the Palace and the Dismissal of Gough Whitlam: The Mysterious Case of “the Palace Letters”’

  The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, was marked by secrecy and collusion on a scale that has only recently been uncovered. Its history has been no different. From the outset we were treated … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The Dismissal. How John Kerr saved Malcolm Fraser forty years ago,

In my post on 27 October 2015- ‘The Dismissal – Forty years on. A smoking gun’ I pointed out that Jenny Hocking in her recent book confirmed what I had always assumed that John Kerr had given Malcolm Fraser a … Continue reading

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John Menadue   We still need to address the defects in our constitutional arrangements that November 11 1975 revealed.

We have rightly been remembering the achievements of Malcolm Fraser on human rights and race. But we should not forget the enormous damage that the events of November 11, 1975, did to Australian public life and trust in our institutions. … Continue reading

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