The Acts of the Democracies





In Australia, the Labor Government of Gough Whitlam, had been elected three years earlier and had embarked on a programme of extending education, health care and welfare. Whitlam had called home military personnel from Vietnam and had denounced USA bombing of Hanoi.

The government is removed by an executive order from the UK appointed and unelected Governor-General, John Kerr. This follows a vendetta against the Prime Minister by the Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper, The Australian as well as agitation by the USA, UK and the Australian opposition.

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