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Kerr and Whitlam’s unfilled advisory role to the Governor-General

26 August 2022

11:20 AM

26 August 2022

11:20 AM

In the autumn of 1975, the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, put a proposal to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam for an additional senior member of staff at Yarralumla. The job was to provide independent policy advice to the Governor-General.

I am aware of this little-known fact because I discussed it at length with Kerr in January/February 1975.

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