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Historic Joint Sitting Of The Australian Parliament

The Joint Sitting of the Australian Parliament that followed the May 1974 Federal Election was a historic occasion.

The Joint Sitting, the first and only ever held, took place over two days, August 6 and 7, 1974.

Gough Whitlam described the sitting as “a last resort to enable the democratic will of the Australian people to prevail over blind obstruction”.

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