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The dismissal: 45th anniversary

11 November 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975. The dismissal of the Whitlam Government by Governor-General Sir John Kerr was perhaps the most dramatic and controversial event in Australia’s constitutional and political history. Read more...

100th anniversary of the expulsion of Hugh Mahon from the House of Representatives

One hundred years ago, on 11 and 12 November 1920, the House of Representatives debated and agreed to a motion proposed by the Prime Minister, Billy Hughes (Nat., Bradfield, NSW), expelling Hugh Mahon (ALP, Kalgoorlie, WA) from the House. Mahon’s expulsion is the only occasion on which either House of the Commonwealth Parliament has expelled one of its members. Read more...

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