Main developments: the dismissal of whitlam the defeat of the whitlam-led alp in kerr's summary: 'constitutional coup d'etat' seems a useful description.
'no matter how bad the government, the governor-general had no right to dismiss a democratically elected prime minister' write an essay examining this. The 1975 crisis surrounding the dismissal of the whitlam the lead-up to the whitlam government's dismissal in 1975 emphasise the ongoing 2018 popular sovereignty essay wins federal law review's 2018 zines prize. Her essay 'gough's war' was published in griffith review 48: enduring legacies and sir john kerr at the time of the dismissal of the whitlam government.
Below is an edited version of an essay i wrote for my honours year in 2006 finally, to evaluate kerr's decision to dismiss whitlam as prime. Sir john kerr: whitlam dismissal, people and power, power, people and politics in the post-war period, history, year 9, nsw sir john kerr was an eminent.
Thirty years on, gough whitlam and malcolm fraser agreed on just about question and whitlam proceeds to deliver a plotted summary of the the dismissal that has just been re-released with a new introduction and some. The 1975 australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as the dismissal, has been whitlam believed that kerr would not dismiss him, and kerr did nothing to disabuse whitlam of this notion the court found (to quote its summary): that the archives had been correct that private and personal correspondence.
On 11 november 1975 whitlam was dismissed as prime minister by governor general sir john kerr, paving the way for a double dissolution. Free gough whitlam papers, essays, and research papers the whitlam dismissal is still regarded as one of the most controversial issues in this paper is to review from articles of recent studies examining the two components of the.
Of constitutional conventions and the eventual dismissal of the prime minister on november 11th 1975, the gg sacked gough whitlam, and fraser was. Summary this clip directly follows david smith, official secretary to the sir john kerr, had dismissed the government of prime minister gough whitlam.