"The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-lines-broken-malcolm-fraser-mourns-his-friend-gough-whitlam-20141021-119a5d.html
THATCHER A CRAZED HATED CONSERVATIVE . WHITLAM A MAN FOR ALL PEOPLES. A GREAT STATESMAN. LOVED BY ALL photo by SMH What a hide by Amanda Vanstone to compare them in her article in the Sydney Morning Herald.
It’s been a sad week. I wasn’t alive when Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, but my parents brought me up to understand that he was a hero. When I asked mum this week how she and dad, who were around my age when Gough was dismissed, could live through this time without being driven insane… http://theaimn.com/gough-progress-despite-haters/
The Barricades This would have to be one of the lowest acts Abbott has ever done. He would deny Whitlam a state funeral for political reasons, despite all Whitlam bequeathed to our nation. That he would be so petty, so little a man, that he would vent his insignificance, on the greatest leader our country has ever seen, is beyond words. I kept this very simple. Anything more and I would have charged with obscenity.
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s memorial service in Sydney yesterday was an occasion memorable for its reticence, proud good taste and meaningful contributions, writes Bob Ellis. http://www.independentaustralia.net/life/life-display/the-whitlam-memorial-farewell-to-a-giant,7070