Essays Tagged: "John Kerr"

The Dismissal of Gough Whitlam.

5 but the Whitlam Government refused to advise a double dissolution or resign. Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam Government and forced them to an election. The propriety of these ev ... a Prime Minister who cannot obtain supply... must either advise a general election or resign." (Sir John Kerr's Letter of Reasoning) Prime Minister Whitlam did neither; he was not going to be bullied ...

(5 pages) 117 2 4.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Assess the Significance of the 'Constitutional Crisis of 1975' on Australian Politics Today.

al on the advice of the PM, Gough Whitlam. In May 1974, the ALP was re-elected into government. Sir John Kerr was appointed Governor General during July 1974. It was during 1975 that the Casual Senate ... obligation to do so if the PM couldn't obtain supply. Following this, on November 11th, the GG Sir John Kerr, ignored this convention and exercised his reserve powers contained in the constitution to ...

(6 pages) 28 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The 1975 Constitutional Crisis - The Whitlam Dismissal

to describe the termination of the elected Whitlam ALP Government by the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The event came as the culmination of one of the most tension-filled years in Australian p ... mmission him to form a new caretaker government until an election can be held.Yours sincerely,(sgnd John R. Kerr)The Honourable E. G. Whitlam, QC, M.P.11 November 1975'Source: http://whitlamdismissal. ...

(5 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

An Overview Of The Whitlam Dismissal

On Tuesday November 11th, 1975, the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Mr Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister and appointed Mr Malcolm Fraser as a caretak ... ted the importance of constitutional conventions in the Australian system.The Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, took an active interest in the crisis, talking to both Fraser and Whitlam at various poin ... sted in Australian politics.The main players in the Dismissal have experienced different fates. Sir John Kerr's Australia Day Address on 26 January 1976 belied the crisis about to beset him. After a d ...

(5 pages) 68 3 3.9 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

"Explain the impact that the dismissal of Gough Whitlam and the labour party has had on the civic life of Australia in the twentieth century."

to describe the termination of the elected Whitlam ALP Government by the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The event came as the culmination of one of the most tension-filled years in Australian p ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Gough Whitlam Dismissal

position of the government. This vulnerability led to the dismissal of Whitlam by Governor General John Kerr on November 11, 1975.This historic dismissal raised the issues of Senate domination, the r ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

11th of November, 1975 when Government General Tells Gough to Go: Whitlam's Dismissal

tion. An event that would to this day spark intense passion and debateAt around 115 pm that day Sir John Kerr appointed Governor General handed over a prepared letter to Prim Minister Gough Whitlam di ... pproval and in Sydney people chanted in the streets, showing their support for Whitlam. So was Sir John Kerr’s decision to dismiss Whitlam and his government from office the right thing to do?Edward ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Sir John Kerr- Whitlam Dismissal

Sir John Kerr served as Australia's Governor-General from July 1974 to December 1977. He was appointed b ... n.It is the job of the Governor General to find a solution when a constitutional crisis occurs. Sir John Kerr, discussed the issue with both Whitlam and Fraser(Opposition leader) but couldn't come to ... promises another Republican referendum.In conclusion, the dismissal of Gough Whitlam in 1975 by Sir john Kerr, was a significant event in Australia's post war history, as this decision, as well as end ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Whitlam Dismissal 1975

describe the termination of the elected Whitlam Labor Government by the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The event came as the culmination of one of the most tension-filled years in Australian p ... 5 but the Whitlam Government refused to advise a double dissolution or resign. Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam Government and forced them to an election. Kerr installed Fraser as ...

(7 pages) 24 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Describe the constitutional crisis of 1975, and the fall of the Witlam government.

n event known as the constitutional crisis took place, where the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Mr. Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister and appointed Mr. Malcolm Fraser as Prime M ... had to pass a motion of no confidence. During October 16 and November 8; The Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, spoke with both Whitlam and Fraser on many occasions, with both sides of politics conduct ...

(4 pages) 18 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The Dismissal of Gough Whitlam

of November 1975, Australia faced perhaps the largest political crisis in the history of Australia. John Kerr the governor-general sacked Whitlam’s Labor government and called for a general elect ... eneral election was called. Whitlam wanted a half-senate election to end the deadlock in the senate.John Kerr was asked by Fraser to step in and use his reserve powers to call a double dissolution (wh ...

(2 pages) 1435 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History