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Archives for December 1975

1975 Federal Election: The Count And Leaders’ Speeches

The night of the 1975 Federal Election was the culmination of two months of constitutional crisis and electioneering.

On November 11, 1975, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The Opposition Leader, Malcolm Fraser, was installed as caretaker prime minister, the parliament was dissolved and a double dissolution election scheduled for December 13.

Fraser led the Coalition parties to the biggest victory ever in the House of Representatives and won control of the Senate as well. The Labor Party lost 30 seats. [Read more…]


1975 Federal Election: Audio Clips From The Campaign

This is a selection of audio clips from the 1975 Federal Election campaign.

A more complete collection is available from the companion website, WhitlamDismissal.com. [Read more…]


“Australian Labor Prison” – Liberal Party 1975 Election Leaflet

This is a leaflet produced by the Liberal Party during the 1975 federal election campaign.

The leaflet refers to the bills that were twice rejected by the Coalition in the Senate and which became the technical grounds for the calling of the double dissolution election. [Read more…]