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Australian Court Ruling Grants Access to Queen’s Correspondence Written Before Whitlam Dismissal

Sputnik – 29.05.2020

On 11 November 1975, Governor-General of Australia John Kerr sacked Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, arguing that he had failed to get parliament to approve a national budget and then refused to resign or call an election. Since then, historians have questioned what Buckingham Palace knew about the removal of Whitlam.

The Australian Supreme Court ordered to make public the correspondence written by the Queen Elizabeth II before the 1975 dismissal of then Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

The court ruled that the letters that the monarch had sent to Governor General John Kerr were in the public domain, according to the BBC.

Kerr fired Whitlam three years after he was elected prime minister, which led to a deep constitutional crisis. The reasons for his resignation are still being discussed; some experts believe that the UK and even the US tried to suppress the reformist ideas of the politician.

More than 200 letters have been kept sealed in the National Archives since 1978, but on Friday the High Court of Australia ruled that they could be accessed in the national interest.

The contents of the the letters between the Queen and Sir John are unknown.

In 2018, the historian Jenny Hocking demanded that the correspondence be published, but the Australian federal court refused the plaintiff to release the Queen’s letters.

May 29, 2020 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Deception | ,

1 Comment »

  1. “Kerr fired Whitlam three years after he was elected prime minister, which led to a deep constitutional crisis. The reasons for his resignation are still being discussed; some experts believe that the UK and even the US tried to suppress the reformist ideas of the politician”.

    Gough Whitlam was a Left wing politician who was democratically elected in 1972 after 26 years of a Right Wing Liberal Party government, and, as they do, the USA and Britain hated the idea of a Labor Government in a country which they considered “their own patch”(as the USA does in South American countries)
    Rupert Murdoch was instrumental in ‘Demonizing’ Whitlam, and was RELENTLESS in his efforts to destroy Whitlam’s financial credibility.
    Whitlam called another Election in 1974 and won again, so Murdoch doubled his “Demonizing” efforts. The Governor General of Australia finally “sacked” Whitlam, and replaced him with a Right wing Liberal Party PM in 1975, and the letters between Canberra and London have never been released, until now. They will make very interesting reading.
    Americans should not underestimate the power of Rupert Murdoch in all this. I note that Trump relies of “FOX” for his news and apparently Murdoch is right behind him. Don’t trust MURDOCH in anything he publishes. He’s a DOG.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 29, 2020 | Reply


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