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Gough Whitlam


Australian politician who was Prime Minister of Australia (19721975).
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Gough Whitlam
Well may we say "God save the Queen", because nothing will save the Governor-General! The Proclamation which you have just heard read by the Governor-General's Official Secretary was countersigned Malcolm Fraser, who will undoubtedly go down in Australian history from Remembrance Day 1975 as Kerr's cur. They won't silence the outskirts of Parliament House, even if the inside has been silenced for the next few weeks ... Maintain your rage and enthusiasm for the campaign for the election now to be held and until polling day.
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The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.
Whitlam
Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.




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A conservative government survives essentially by dampening expectations and subduing hopes. Conservatism is basically pessimistic, reformism is basically optimistic.
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We would do absolutely nothing. Now that's a blunt, truthful answer.
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He reveals that he has been a poor politician, a bad judge and a malevolent individual.
Gough Whitlam
Im not having hundreds of fucking Vietnamese Balts coming into this country with their religious and political hatreds against us!
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If I begin my book with a review of the coup, it is only to show that my abiding interests for Australia did not end with it. They shall end only with a long and fortunate life.
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I was profoundly embarrassed by it [the White Australia Policy] and did all I could to change it.
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