Podcast ABC ‘The Eleventh’, February/March 2020

At the bottom see an edited transcript of an interview I conducted with the ABC for a podcast series The Eleventh 

It also includes some more recent articles on the Dismissal.

I was brought up in a lower middle-class home, a Methodist Manse. I assumed that my ‘betters’ must somehow be honourable and trustworthy people.

After November 11 1975 I came to the conclusion that even a Governor General, High Court Judges and a powerful media proprietor were not honourable and trustworthy. I learned that powerful people would trample on long-established conventions and institutions to protect the interests of themselves, their powerful friends and their class.

Some 45 years later my trust has not been restored.

See also below links to more recent articles in Pearls and Irritations.

Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston have suggested that the Palace and the Queen did not know of Kerr’s plans. That is nonsense, as Jenny Hocking pointed out very persuasively again on Monday night on Q & A.

The Palace Letters have blown apart the claim the Queen had no part in the Whitlam dismissal.

Dissident Liberal senators poised to allow Whitlam’s budget to pass when Sir John Kerr struck

The Queen’s implausible denial

 

Please click below to download the edited transcript of the Menadue section of The Eleventh  series

John Menadue transcript ABC Series (1)

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John Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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