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  • Whitlam's Social Policy
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    We are a government committed to bringing change into about social and economical aspects of our country. ' (Hayden, Speech, 1973) The Whitlam government's term was filled with controversy, scandals and public protest however, despite criticism of the government it is undoubted that within its term, 5 December 1972- 11 November 1975, the government was significantly influenced by socialist ideals through directing its policies relating to the social, economic and government aspects of society. T...
  • Dismissal Of The Whitlam Government
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    The Whitlam Government (1972-1975) introduced many ideas that impacted on all the people of Australia. There may have been impediments that prevented the Whitlam Government from introducing new ideas, such as the Senate. Nevertheless in three years the Whitlam Government managed to win the hearts of many Australians. In their three year reign the Whitlam Government managed to create Medibank, establish firm relations with People's Republic of China, establish the Department of Aboriginal Affairs...
  • 1970's Australian Films
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    The legacy of this government was that it instigated major changes in the social and cultural fabric of Australia but it also challenged the philosophy of what an Australian is and what Australia represented. The late 1960's and early 1970's were times of great change. Perspectives and acceptances about imperialism, women's liberation, racism, ideology, religion, war, morality, social responsibility and the natural environment were changing for a great many people throughout the world. Some issu...
  • Supply The Whitlam Government
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    The events that took place during the time the Whitlam Government was in office (1972-1975) were some of the most constitutionally challenging and controversial that Australian Politics had ever seen before, or since. After 23 years of Liberal Government, the people voted Labor and saw a massive change in policy, which was almost immediate. The Whitlam Government suffered a block in supply in 1974 and was re-elected after the resulting double dissolution. The Opposition then blocked supply again...
  • Whitlam's Own Interpretation Of The 1975 Dismissal
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    Account for the ways Whitlam, and various Australian historians have changed the way they write about the 1975 Whitlam dismissal: Over the past few decades, Gough Whitlam, and various Australian historians have continually debated, deliberated, and interpreted the dismissal of Gough Whitlam in 1975. When the many various interpretations of the 1975 dismissal are being assessed, one must take into account the personal contexts of the writers, their motives for their writing, who they are directin...
  • Whitlam's Dismissal By The Governor General
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    November 11th, 1975 The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government on November 11, 1975 was the most dramatic political event in the history of Australia's Federation. Edward Gough Whitlam's Labor government had been elected on December 2, 1972 and was the first Labor government in 23 years. Australia's Prime Minister for 16 years was Robert Menzies, whose Liberal Party governed in coalition with the Country Party. After Menzies' retirement in 1966, the government went into a steady decline until it wa...
  • Big Problem For Whitlam's Government
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    Gough Whitlam elected as prime minister in 1972 and dismissed on 11 November 1975. In December 1972 the Labor party had won sixty-seven seats and Liberal won fifty-eight, so the long reign of the Liberal party came to an end and so Gough Whitlam took his place as prime minister of Australia. Even though Labor had won seventy-two elections it failed to gain control of the senate. So during 1973 the senate delayed or rejected it's legislation causing a big problem for Whitlam's government. Then in...

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