Editorial from The Australian, June 30, 1975: "Bass Thumps Whitlam"
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Front page of The Australian newspaper, June 30, 1975, following the Bass by-election.
The Australian editorialised about the Loans Affair and letter of authority given to Tirath Khemlani by the Minister for Minerals and Energy, Rex Connor.
In a front page editorial, on December 1, 1972, The Australian newspaper, endorsed the election of Gough Whitlam and the ALP.
It was the second front-page editorial in a week that advocated a change of government.
Titled The party for the times, the paper said Whitlam offered a “coherent programme of action over a wide range of areas which the present Government has either neglected or only belatedly taken an interest”.
Comparing Whitlam with Liberal Prime Minister William McMahon, the paper said: “Certainly there must be an element of risk in voting the Labor Party into power after 23 years. But in view of his performance over the past 20 months, surely there would be more risk returning Mr McMahon.
Full text of the first of two editorials by The Australian endorsing a change of government and the election of Gough Whitlam and the ALP.