Amongst other things, Bob Hawke said that the Whitlam government had failed to communicate with the electorate. Where have we heard that before?
Posts published in December 1975
Even in 1975, tabloid newspapers were strident in their views. This is how the Sunday Observer reacted to Whitlam's massive defeat in the December election.
This is a selection of audio clips from the 1975 Federal Election campaign.
The clips were first broadcast on radio and television programs during the election.
Front page of The Sun: Laurie Oakes reports that former leader Snedden and current leader Fraser disagreed about spending cuts.