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Archives for September 1974

Treasurer Frank Crean’s 1974 Budget Speech

The second of the Whitlam government’s three budgets was delivered by the Treasurer, Frank Crean, on September 17, 1974.

The Budget was Crean’s second and last. In December 1974, Whitlam replaced Crean with Dr. Jim Cairns.

The day after the Budget, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam delivered an Address to the Nation. [Read more…]

Whitlam Comments On His Government’s Program

This is audio of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s comments on his government’s program.

The remarks came a couple of weeks after the Joint Sitting had passed 5 bills that were the trigger for the May 18, 1974 double dissolution election. [Read more…]