The Australian editorialised about the Loans Affair and letter of authority given to Tirath Khemlani by the Minister for Minerals and Energy, Rex Connor.
Posts published in June 1975
In June 1975, the Loans Affair began to erupt.
Following a week of turmoil that ended in a ministerial reshuffle and the demotion of Jim Cairns and Clyde Cameron, Whitlam held a press conference and faced questions on the loans affair and other matters.
Whitlam made a brief statement (not included on the recording below) and then took questions. The full transcript is shown below.
The press conference took place on Tuesday, June 10, 1975, in Canberra.
In June 1975, Whitlam conducted a reshuffle of his ministry. Whitlam and Barnard were about to precipitate the disastrous Bass by-election. And Alan Ramsey reported that Bob Hawke's position as ALP President might be in jeopardy. Page 2 of Melbourne's Sunday Press.