Tag Archive for: "Gough Whitlam"
Arthur Tange, the CIA and the Dismissal

This year saw the 40th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam government on 11 November 1975 by the governor-general, Sir John Kerr. It also marks the 40th anniversary of an enduring conspiracy theory—that Kerr’s …

Malcolm Fraser and Australia’s Asia consensus

Malcolm Fraser’s greatest contribution to foreign policy was the new consensus on Asia that he embraced, fostered and cemented. Fraser’s Asia policy drew large elements of continuity from the Whitlam government that Fraser blasted from …

Lee Kuan Yew and Oz

A useful history of Australia’s actions, apprehensions and aspirations in Southeast Asia over the last 75 years could be written using Lee Kuan Yew as actor and commentator. As a young translator, working for the …