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More condolence speeches for Gough Whitlam resumed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 28.
Speakers in this video are: Sussan Ley, Terri Butler, Kelly O’Dwyer, Julie Collins, David Coleman, Laurie Ferguson, Craig Kelly, Michael Danby, Teresa Gambaro, Catherine King, Darren Chester, Anna Burke, Dan Tehan, Ed Husic, Sharon Bird, Bernie Ripoll, Maria Vamvakinou, Graham Perrett, Stephen Jones, Joel Fitzgibbon, Tim Watts, Jim Chalmers, Gary Gray and Mark Dreyfus.
The Senate met on Monday, October 27, and a motion of condolence for Gough Whitlam was moved by the Leader of the Government, Senator Eric Abetz.
Senator John Faulkner led the speeches from the Opposition.
The first video contains the speeches by Senators Eric Abetz, John Faulkner, Christine Milne, Penny Wong, Nigel Scullion, Doug Cameron, Fiona Nash, Glenn Lazarus, Marise Payne, Kim Carr, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Claire Moore, Brett Mason and Nova Peris.
The second video contains speeches by Senators Nova Peris, Janet Rice, Anne McEwen, Helen Polley, Rachel Siewert, Ian Macdonald, Kate Lundy, Sarah Hanson-Young, Jan McLucas, Catryna Bilyk, Scott Ryan, Anne Urquhart, Lisa Singh, Susan Lines, Sam Dastyari and Deb O’Neill.
Condolences for Gough Whitlam continued in the House of Representatives on Monday, October 27.
Speakers in this video are: Chris Hayes, Michael McCormack, Melissa Parke, Andrew Laming, Kelvin Thomson, Ken Wyatt, Richard Marles, Brett Whiteley and Andrew Leigh.
Following the announcement of Gough Whitlam’s death that morning, the House of Representatives met at noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, and proceeded immediately to a condolence debate, before suspending all other business and adjourning for the day.
The condolence motion was moved by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and seconded by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Condolences continued for 2 hours and 44 minutes.
This video is the complete condolence debate. It features Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten, Warren Truss, Tanya Plibersek, Julie Bishop, Chris Bowen, Barnaby Joyce, Tony Burke, Christopher Pyne, Anthony Albanese, Kevin Andrews, Jenny Macklin, Malcolm Turnbull, Warren Snowdon, Philip Ruddock, Wayne Swan, Bob Katter and Adam Bandt.
Gough Whitlam is 98 years old today.
Whilst this website focuses on his dismissal, it also contains a considerable amount of general political, biographical and historical information about Australia’s 21st Prime Minister.
As Senator John Faulkner made clear in a speech to the Senate last night, Whitlam may be remembered for the manner of his removal from office but he is not defined by it.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has delivered the 2012 Whitlam Oration to the Whitlam Institute in Sydney.
Nearly thirty-seven years after the Fraser-led coalition parties blocked the Budget and Sir John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam government, Fraser remarked that in the 1970s “few people would have believed that Malcolm Fraser would be delivering a Gough Whitlam oration”.
Fraser, 82, spoke mainly about foreign policy and international politics, and issues concerning race, immigration and refugees.
Audio and Video files of parliamentary tributes to Margaret Whitlam on March 19: Gillard, Abbott, Plibersek, Bishop, Rudd, Turnbull, Faulkner, Payne, Brown, Frydenberg and Griggs. Also includes audio of eulogies from Tony Whitlam and Catherine Dovey at the memorial service held on March 23.
The death of the creator of Gough Whitlam’s 1972 ‘It’s Time’ campaign commercial has been reported by The Australian newspaper.
The paper says that Paul Jones, the former creative director of the advertising agency McCann Erickson, was found dead in a Sydney park two days ago. He was 59, according to the article, but most likely 69, according to this 1971 article in The Australian.
The famous commercial featured many television and recording artists of the time singing ‘It’s Time’.
Richard Carleton, the journalist and a face in the crowd in the famous picture of the crowd on the steps of Parliament House on November 11, has died at the Beaconsfield mine in Tasmania.