TEST. Whitlam’s Address to the Nation Document appears above.
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.
The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has announced that a Memorial Service for Gough Whitlam will be held on Wednesday, November 5, at the Sydney Town Hall.
Whitlam died earlier this week, aged 98.
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.
Edward Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was 98.
The news was announced shortly after 8.00am. This is the statement released by the Whitlam family:
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.
A picture of Gough Whitlam's voter declaration in the 2013 rank-and-file ballot for the federal ALP leadership.
Three-part program on The Labor Years 1972-75, from the ABC TV series A New World (for sure).