On November 11, 1975, the governor-general, Sir John Kerr, dismissed the Labor government of Gough Whitlam. The government had been unable to get its budget through the Senate, in which it lacked a majority.
New revelations surrounding the lead-up to the Whitlam government’s dismissal in 1975 emphasise the ongoing significance of the events of four decades ago to politics today.
But is The Dismissal a moment that will become even more significant if the push for Australia to become a republic gains momentum?
On the 40th Anniversary of The Dismissal, read the full article at TheConversation.com.au