Malcolm Fraser

The line's broken: Malcolm Fraser mourns his friend Gough Whitlam

Tony Wright "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.

Merger with ABC means death of SBS, warns Malcolm Fraser

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Matthew Knott Putting the SBS and the ABC under one roof would lead to the eventual death of the multicultural broadcaster, says former prime minister Malcolm Fraser, whose government created SBS almost four...

Malcolm Fraser: An unlikely radical

The Good Weekend Magazine.Malcolm Fraser heading out from Somerville in his boat.Pic Simon Schluter. 15 March 2014.

Robert Manne Hated by progressives for his role in Gough Whitlam's dismissal and his ultra-conservative foreign policies when Liberal PM, Malcolm Fraser today believes Australia should cut all military ties to...

Malcolm Fraser calls for an end to the Australian-US alliance

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

Ben Westcott Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser has renewed his call for Australia to cut its close ties with the United States, in a lecture at the Australian National University on Monday night.

Malcolm Fraser joins religious leaders in urging restraint in Syria

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Malcolm Fraser.

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Barney Zwartz A US strike against Syria could spark a world war, say prominent Australians.

Victorian state election: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Denis Napthine and Daniel Andrews

Angus Holland Our live coverage of the 2014 Victorian election campaign. If it happens on their hustings, we'll bring it to you.

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Gough Whitlam's death makes Dismissed tour more poignant

Matthew Raggatt Gough, Malcolm and Sir John were all there – even if only in handheld mask form – as arguably Australia's most dramatic political day was replayed at Old Parliament House on Saturday.

Julian Burnside: fighting from the bar

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Mark Dapin Julian Burnside, QC, a wealthy and successful barrister and powerful and respected human-rights advocate, this week won the Sydney Peace Prize, largely for his pro bono work with asylum seekers.

Gough Whitlam, remembered by his eldest son, Antony Whitlam, QC

Antony Whitlam, QC An edited speech by Antony Whitlam QC, son of Gough Whitlam, at his father's memorial service in Sydney.

Gough Whitlam's state memorial service celebratory rather than sad

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Damien Murphy Of tears there were few. Gough Whitlam's state memorial service was a relatively dry affair.

Selling Sweaty Dan and Silly Denis - the final choice will be yours

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine encounters some suspicion on the hustings.

Mark Hawthorne It's not long till election day and the party leaders will seemingly do anything to endear themselves to voters, writes Mark Hawthorne.

Sunday Quiz

Kevin and Jane's Quick Quiz

Compiled by Clare Barry 1. Who did Gough Whitlam describe as "Kerr's cur"?

High speed rail: Japanese bid to bring us into the game

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Jacob Saulwick In Tokyo this week for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first of Japan's remarkable high-speed rail lines, the Shinkansen, former deputy prime minister and noted train buff Tim Fischer...

Gough Whitlam receives accolades from all sides of politics

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Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent The political guns fell silent on Tuesday as senior political figures from all sides united as one to mark the passing of former Labor prime minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who died in Sydney at the...

Martyr for a moment, an achiever for life

Tony Stephens 'W ith all my reservations,'' said Gough Whitlam on his 80th birthday, ''I do admit I seem eternal.''

Gough Whitlam: Political earthquake reshaped the landscape

Gough Whitlam speaks to journalists at his William Street, Sydney, office in February 1986.

Peter Hartcher When Gough and Margaret Whitlam were caught up in an earthquake during a visit to China, a cartoonist took the opportunity to have some fun with the incident.

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Doing the Lygon Street Limbo

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Chris Johnston In the 1970s, Carlton – the counterculture capital of Melbourne – was the place to be. You could catch Skyhooks at Martinis, a movie at the Bughouse, a play at The Pram Factory, and a...

US diplomat denies alliance will drag Australia into war with China

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John Garnaut and Peter Hartcher The US alliance will not drag Australia into war with China, says the top US diplomat for Asia.

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Murdoch editors told to 'kill Whitlam' in 1975

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch waves to photographers as he is driven away from News UK headquarters in London, on June 26, 2014.  News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch was in London, where he visited the headquarters of News UK,  after the high-profile trial concluded with the acquittal of his protege Rebekah Brooks and the conviction of Andy Coulson, one of his former British newspaper editors. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Phillip Dorling Rupert Murdoch directed his editors to "kill Whitlam" some 10 months before the downfall of Gough Whitlam's Labor government, according to a newly released United States diplomatic report.

Government review offers secret ABC downsizing plan

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Matthew Knott The Abbott government's cost-cutting review of the ABC envisages a radical shake-up that would lead to the outsourcing of most television programs, including flagship shows such as Play School and At...

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