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The demonisation of Sir John Kerr

A study in early cancel culture

7 November 2020

9:00 AM

7 November 2020

9:00 AM

As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Whitlam government’s dismissal, the recent release of Sir John Kerr’s Palace correspondence has sparked a flurry of commentary. Paul Kelly, editor-at-large of the Australian, has leapt into print, penning a new book and a number of articles. This re-examination would be welcome if, in light of new evidence, it offered a fresh perspective.

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