With the double dissolution election set for May 18, 1974, the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Snedden, made a televised Address to the Nation.
Snedden appeared on ABC television on Tuesday, April 23, 1974, at 7.30pm, pushing back the start of the current affairs program, This Day Tonight.
In the address, Snedden outlined the reasons why the Opposition had forced the election by threatening to block Supply.
Whitlam had delivered an Address to the Nation the previous week.
- Listen to Snedden’s Address (11m)
Article from The Australian, April 23, 1974.
Transcript of Snedden’s Address, published by the Sydney Morning Herald.