- Feb: Journalist Richard Carleton addresses teachers of politics in Melbourne in the week the Iraqi loans affair hit the news. He discusses politics and the media in the aftermath of the Dismissal.
- Sep 10: The death of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung is announced by the 7pm ABC news.
- Sep 10: Reaction to Chairman Mao’s death was reported on the 10pm 3DB news.
- Sep ?: Bob Hawke announces that he won’t run for Parliament – yet. Speaking in the Melbourne Trades Hall Council chamber, Hawke spoke of his concern at being a lame duck President of the ACTU.
- Sep ?: Extract from a speech by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr.