Event: The Whitlam Dismissal (11 November 1975)

From
11 November 1975
Australia
To
11 November 1975
Website
http://whitlamdismissal.com/

Summary

Edward Gough Whitlam's Labor government was elected on December 2, 1972 and was the first Labor government in Australia in 23 years. The Whitlam-led government's program of change ended in dramatic circumstances in October 1975 after Coalition parties in the Senate used their numbers to delay passage of the government's Supply Bills. A three-week constitutional impasse followed, culminating in Whitlam's dismissal by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, on November 11.

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