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  Gough Whitlam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gough Whitlam was born in Kew, a Melbourne suburb.
Margaret Whitlam is known for having a sardonic wit equal to that of her husband and is a published author as well as a former champion swimmer.
Whitlam admired Evatt greatly, and was a loyal supporter of his leadership, through a period dominated by the Labor split of 1955, which resulted in the Catholic right wing of the party breaking off to form the Democratic Labor Party (DLP).
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 Australian constitutional crisis of 1975 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Whitlam government, which was elected in 1972 after decades of conservative rule, had pioneered several social reforms immediately after gaining office, including the creation of the Medibank universal health care system, the introduction of no-fault divorce legislation, and the abolition of fees for tertiary education.
Whitlam emphasised the long-established principle of the Westminster system that as long as a government has a majority in the lower house it is entitled to stay in office and serve its full term.
Fraser and Whitlam have not kept up any enmity and are reconciled to the point where they have, on occasion, spoken jointly on political issues such as the referendum of 1999 as to whether Australia should become a republic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_constitutional_crisis_of_1975   (2840 words)

 Gough Whitlam - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Whitlam admired Evatt greatly, and was a loyal supporter of his leadership right through the 1950s, a period dominated by the very bitter Labor split of 1955, which resulted in the Catholic right wing of the party breaking off to form the Democratic Labor Party (DLP).
Although the decision to dismiss Whitlam is often attributed to Kerr, it is important to note, as did New Zealand's Governor-General Sir Michael Hardie Boys in 1997 [1], that the "prerogative powers" by which the dismissal was effected ultimately reside with the Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Whitlam was delighted when Mark Latham, who was once Whitlam's research assistant and represents his old seat of Werriwa, was elected Labor leader on 2 December 2003, exactly 31 years after Whitlam's own election as Prime Minister.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /g/go/gough_whitlam.html   (2636 words)

 Janet Holmes a Court
Gough Whitlam was Australia’s Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975.
Gough’s father was a serious and religious man who cared about people and taught Gough the importance of justice and equality.
Gough Whitlam was a reformer and a politician with vision, passion and energy.
www.abc.net.au /btn/australians/gwhitlam.htm   (604 words)

 Gough Whitlam
Whitlam's term as prime minister ended in 1975 when he was dismissed by the Governor-General-his dismissal is one of the most controversial issues in Australia's history.
Edward Gough Whitlam was born on 11 July 1916 in Kew, Melbourne of affluent parents.
Whitlam's election commitments were far reaching and diversified, promising improvement and extension of social services, equality for all citizens, an independent foreign policy and the end to Australia's cultural cringe.
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 The Whitlam Institute: People - Hon E.G. Whitlam, AC QC
WHITLAM, (Edward) Gough, AC 1978, QC 1962, MHR 1952-78, was Prime Minister from 5 December 1972 to 11 November 1975.
Whitlam joined the Australian Labor Party in 1945, unsuccessfully contested the new State seat of Sutherland in 1950 and won the Federal seat of Werriwa at a by-election in November 1952.
Whitlam's account of these controversial events is given in The Truth of the Matter (1979, 2nd edition 1983 and 3rd edition 2005) and in Abiding Interests (1997).
www.whitlam.org /people/whitlam_gough.html   (1529 words)

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Whitlam swiftly made his mark on the 0 ALP, bringing his campaign 6 for internal reform to 7 fruition, and overhauling or 4 discarding a series of 9 Labor policies that 1 had been enshrined for 4 decades.
Whitlam turned 6 80 in 1996, but 9 still made regular 3 public appearances and 8 continued to comment 4 on some issues, 3 notably republicanism: in the 6 1999 referendum, he campaigned 1 together on this issue 1 with his old 4 enemy Fraser.
Whitlam was delighted 0 when Mark Latham, 6 who was once 7 Whitlam's research assistant 8 and represents his old 2 seat of Werriwa, 6 was elected Labor 7 leader on 2 December 5 2003, exactly 31 9 years after Whitlam's 5 own election as 7 Prime Minister.
www.regtro.com /gough_whitlam_.htm   (2765 words)

 Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (RAAF)
Gough Whitlam applied to join the RAAF in December 1941.
Whitlam was a passionate and progressive leader but became enmeshed in controversy.
Whitlam was the last ex-serviceman to be a prime minister of Australia.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-heroes/whitlam.htm   (331 words)

 The Whitlam Dismissal - November 11, 1975
Edward Gough Whitlam's Labor government had been elected on December 2, 1972 and was the first Labor government in 23 years.
The man appointed by Whitlam to the position of Governor-General in 1974 is variously portrayed as a man of principle, a deceiver, an insecure man desperate to make his mark on history, a drunk.
Gough Whitlam is now 89, but he remains an active contributor to the political debates in Australia.
whitlamdismissal.com   (783 words)

 TIME Pacific | The Sacking's Silver Lining | November 20, 2000 | NO. 46
Whitlam told voters the Dec. 2 poll would be a choice between "the habits and fears of the past and the demands and opportunities of the future." His victory, if not emphatic, was a euphoric one.
Whitlam was able to attract the votes of women, migrants, suburban fringe dwellers and students with promises of a strong central government promoting equality of opportunity.
Whitlam and his team of amateurs were fiscally feeble and monetarily madcap.
www.time.com /time/pacific/magazine/20001120/whitlam.html   (903 words)

 Behind Gough Whitlam's outburst: Leaked documents reveal Australian Labor leader's East Timor role
Whitlam thundered that he would not be "flguarded" by a man like Brereton, describing him as the most "ill-educated" foreign affairs representative in Australian history.
Whitlam's position was so obvious that the opposition foreign affairs spokesman, Liberal Party figure Andrew Peacock, raised it in parliament in October 1974, accusing the government of "pre-judging the free expression of the Timorese".
Whitlam and the Labor leaders were aware that the American military and intelligence agencies, including the CIA, had orchestrated General Pinochet's 1973 coup in Chile in order to put down a threatening upsurge of the Chilean working class.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/mar1999/whit-m09.shtml   (2111 words)

 National Museum of Australia - Gough Whitlam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edward Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister from 5 December 1972 to 11 November 1975.
Edward Gough Whitlam was born in Kew, Melbourne, on 11 July 1916.
Whitlam was educated at Mowbray House and Knox Grammar School in Sydney, then in Canberra at Telopea Park High School and Canberra Boys' Grammar School.
www.nma.gov.au /schools/school_resources/resource_websites_and_interactives/primeministers/gough_whitlam   (1544 words)

 The Currency Lad: I Could Have Told You Edward
As has become conventional, Gough puts the blame for this shameful and embarrassing episode on everyone but himself: "The 1974 Treasury records demonstrate that Connors and Cairns were foolish and deceptive.
Given that Whitlam really didn't like being in Australia, it's no surprise his government should have staggered from one scandal to another between 1972 and 1975.
Expect Whitlam's apologists to do what they usually do when presented with evidence of their hero's shocking mismanagement of the nation's affairs: snigger admiringly at the elitism and sheer bombast they like to see in a leader.
thecurrencylad.blogspot.com /2005/01/i-could-have-told-you-edward.html   (638 words)

 THE WHITLAM GOVERNMENT 1972-1975 by Gough Whitlam
"Whitlam brought Labor to power on 2 December 1972 after twenty-three years in the political wilderness, with a commitment to change and reform summed up in the campaign call, 'It's Time.' His Government was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in unprecedented circumstances on 11 November 1975.
"Gough Whitlam's Government was a government of reform and his account shows the Labor administration's concern for Australia's place in a more just world; for the quality of Australian life; for equality of opportunity for all Australians and how those issues were elevated to the national agenda under his leadership."
Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC, was born in Melbourne in 1916 and was educated in Canberra and Sydney.
www.middlemiss.org /lit/australian/whitlamgovt.html   (613 words)

 Edward Gough Whitlam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Whitlam, an intellectual from an intellectual family, had never had to toil for his wages in the dust and heat.
Whitlam, campaigning against a backdrop of rising unemployment and inflation, fought a battle of wits and stamina with Fraser.
Harry Whitlam (Fred) was the grandson of a British army officer who had migrated from India to Victoria in the middle of the nineteenth century.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5557/whitlam.html   (1681 words)

 Australian Labor Party: The Hon Gough Whitlam -
Whitlam's term abruptly ended when his government was dismissed by the Governor-General on 11 November 1975.
The public lives of Gough Whitlam and his wife Margaret extend over half a century.
Whitlam led the reform of the Labor Party platform in the long years in Opposition.
www.alp.org.au /people/whitlam_gough.php   (203 words)

 Edward Gough Whitlam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Listen to Whitlam speaking at a rally in the Melbourne City Square on October 20, 1975, five days after the Senate blocked Supply and 3 weeks before his dismissal by Sir John Kerr (Windows Media).
Whitlam was born in Kew, Melbourne on July 11, 1916.
Whitlam held 13 portfolios, whilst his deputy, Lance Barnard, held 14.
www.whitlamdismissal.com /whitlam   (342 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gough Whitlam
Widely acknowledged as one of the best political speakers and parliamentary debaters of his time, he was also one of the few in the ALP who could hold his own against the wily Menzies on the floor of the House.
Gough swiftly made his mark on the ALP, bringing his campaign for internal reform to fruition, and overhauling or discarding a series of Labor policies that had been enshrined for decades.
Whitlam quickly established an ascendancy, particularly over McMahon, who was well past his political prime, and who lacked the on-screen charisma that Whitlam so obviously possessed.Outside parliament, Whitlam concentrated on party reform and on developing new policies.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Gough_Whitlam   (3239 words)

 AllRefer.com - Gough Whitlam (Australian And New Zealand History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Edward Gough Whitlam studied law and entered practice near Sydney after serving in World War II.
A member of the Labour party, he was elected to Parliament in 1952 and rose in party circles.
In 1973 Whitlam relinquished the office of foreign minister.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/W/Whitlam.html   (385 words)

 Interview: Gough Whitlam
WHITLAM: Yes, I must say I think he did because during the campaign it was excellent but to say for five weeks what you stand for, he should have done that for five months or five years.
WHITLAM: As people always say, there are four former presidents of the ACTU in the federal parliamentary Labor Party, but only one of them was ever a unionist, one of the Fergusons.
WHITLAM: Because too many of the people [MPs] have been chosen by the factions and there's not been enough input from the electors in those areas.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/political_transcripts/article_968.asp?s=1   (2113 words)

 Australia's Prime Ministers - Meet a PM - Whitlam
Gough Whitlam became Australia’s 21st Prime Minister on 5 December 1972.
Gough Whitlam at the United Nations in November 1974.
An outspoken public speaker, broadcaster and columnist, she accompanied Gough Whitlam on his countless overseas travels.
primeministers.naa.gov.au /meetpm.asp?pmId=21   (257 words)

 The Whitlam Institute
The Whitlam Institute's Schools Program encourages essential values outlined in curriculum frameworks - critical reflection, openness to learning, the benefits of research and showing commitment to the rights and responsibilities of participating in a democracy.
The Whitlam Institute this month launches a new on-line exhibition on events and issues which remain unresolved to this day.
The Whitlam Institute will be hosting a week of events from 7-11 November to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government.
www.whitlam.org   (498 words)

 Gough Whitlam
When Whitlam was elected to parliament he was one of only two Labor members with Second World War active service.
In 1952 he was elected to the federal seat of Werriwa and in 1960 became the deputy leader of the party.
Gough Whitlam, leader of the Federal Opposition, interviewed after returning from his historic visit to China in 1971
www.awm.gov.au /fiftyaustralians/49.asp   (404 words)

 The CIA in Australia, Part 3
GOUGH WHITLAM: The proclamation which you have just heard read by the Governor-General's official secretary was countersigned Malcolm Fraser...[people's shouts of BOO BOO BOO]...who will undoubtedly go down in Australian history from Remembrance Day 1975 as "Kerr's cur".
That would be a good enough reason, in their view, for moving in to destabilise the government and to bring about its overthrow to say nothing of any threat that our policies may have for their Australian investments in the multinational area.
At first Boyce used to ignore this and then one day he discovered a telex message outlining the way the CIA had infiltrated the leadership of the Australian unions and were manipulating them to their own aims.
www.serendipity.li /cia/cia_oz/cia_oz3.htm   (3198 words)

 National Archives of Australia - Fact Sheet 216 - Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edward Gough Whitlam was born in Melbourne in 1916, and raised in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, as his father pursued a career in the Commonwealth Crown Solicitor’s Office.
The first Whitlam ministry, where all portfolios were shared between Whitlam and deputy leader, Lance Barnard, was sworn in on 5 December.
Whitlam continued in parliament as Leader of the Opposition until the end of 1977 and resigned from the House of Representatives on 31 July 1978.
www.naa.gov.au /fsheets/fs216.html   (806 words)

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