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The ‘Palace letters’ should remind republicans: be careful what you wish for

30 May 2020

12:40 PM

30 May 2020

12:40 PM

Australian Republicans are excited by the High Court’s ruling to release the so-called ‘Palace letters’.

The 200 or so letters, which contain exchanges between the Queen and the Governor-General around Gough Whitlam’s dismissal in 1975, weren’t meant to be released until later this decade.

Whitlam’s November 1975 dismissal is a wrenching episode in Australian political history.

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