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Recalling the Governor-General

<em>It was Whitlam, not Kerr, who defied Parliament in 1975</em>

27 September 2022

12:30 PM

27 September 2022

12:30 PM

A recent piece in The Australian concerned a proposition that in the 1970s the then Prince Charles (now King Charles III) might become Governor-General of Australia. Paul Kelly made the following observation concerning the dismissal of Gough Whitlam by Sir John Kerr:

Kerr always knew the prime minister had the constitutional power to remove him.

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