In history November 2020

November in Australian parliamentary history.

Mr Whitlam speaks on the steps of Old Parliament House, Canberra, after his dismissal.

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam surrounded by the press. He is talking into microphones and is surrounded by people.

Australian Information Service, National Library of Australia, an 24355082


This black and white photo shows former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam talking into a number of microphones. People crowd around him. He is standing on the steps of (Old) Parliament House. 

Nov 1, 2020

After 18 months of turbulence, caused by a deadlock between the two houses of Parliament, the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed the government led by Prime Minister the Hon Gough Whitlam on 11 November 1975.