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

In this extract from her new book, The Palace Letters, Professor Jenny Hocking reveals key entries from dissident Liberal Senator Alan Missen’s ‘highly confidential diary on the 1975 constitutional crisis’. Five Liberal senators had resolved to abstain from a direct vote on the government’s supply bills, which would have enabled the bills to pass, just … Continue reading Dissident Liberal senators poised to allow Whitlam’s budget to pass when Sir John Kerr struckContinue reading »