Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Economy

‘The Palace, the Governor-General and the Dismissal of the Whitlam government …’

*Pic: Before the constitutional storm … Gough Whitlam hands back land to Vincent Lingiari, all those years ago …

Contrary to the accepted story that the Queen was not involved in the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in 1975, it is now clear that the Palace had a significant role in the process. Those involved, in Australia and in Britain, kept this involvement hidden from the Australian people in a process of collusion, deception and artifice.

The recent revelation of British involvement in the dismissal of the Whitlam government demolishes some long-standing historical ‘truths’, notably that the Queen was not involved. Despite repeated public and parliamentary denials, it is now clear that British authorities pressed Kerr in person and through intermediaries on his ‘duty’ to protect the Queen, in a staggering breach of Australian sovereignty.

The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, on 11 November 1975 was the culmination of months of political subterfuge, planned in secrecy and executed in deception. It created a deeply polarised history, marked as much by myth as fact, and rent by the same divisions as the dismissal itself. In the 42 years since, even its most basic facts that were once considered settled, have proved to be false.

Kerr always claimed that he acted alone, that the Palace did not know, that the Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Fraser did not know, that this was a solo act taken in solitude. As he wrote in his memoirs: ‘I made up my mind on my own part’.

Kerr’s own archival papers have shown that this was simply untrue. In the months before the dismissal, Kerr confided in members of the High Court, legal academics, the Opposition and Prince Charles, drawing them into his thinking and planning, and creating a web of support for his action at the most senior levels …

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4 Comments

  1. Lynne Newington

    December 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    … “I had to turn it off before I spewed” …
    I know the feeling Bob Hawkins, without any suspect Afghan carpet adorning my floor of Italian tiles.
    Nothing could get under or in between them …

  2. Philip Lowe

    December 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Did Gough upset people in the Masonic movement? Just how powerful are these people in Australia?

    Does it run all the way up to the Palace? Being no more than a pleb thicko, these things fascinate me.

  3. Bob Hawkins

    December 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    And now we’re seeing yet another reds-under-the-beds re-run by the Tories.

    If our child-abusing, human-rights-violating Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has convincing evidence from his spookeries that Sam Dastyari is a double-agent, why is the now-resigned senator still roaming free and not charged with treason?

    Welcome to yet another bout of Ming-time McCarthyism and scare tactics. It’s always the same: every time there’s a tight election, or a by-election — Bennelong this time — the Liberals come up with some tired old ploy of spreading fear and loathing through the electorate. They did it to Whitlam, and they’re trying it on with Shorten. And last night’s ‘I’m-a-strong-leader’ Malcolm Turnbull Q&A? … I had to turn it off before I spewed over my very suspect Afghan carpet, the intricate weavings of which, for all I know, could be a hidy-hole for all sorts of nano spy germs.

  4. garrystannus@hotmail.com

    December 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I had some trouble viewing the actual article … some message about not a ‘secure connection’. For those who would like to read it, they could do so here:
    1 click [Here]
    and
    2 open a cached version of JENNY HOCKING. “A royal green light…”

    [The cached version is not the blue active link at the top of the heading, but the green second line underneath it. It is necessary to ‘hover’ over the little inverted triangle at the end of the green line and then ‘click’ … Gee, I hope this works … smile!]

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