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Queen was not informed in advance about Australian PM’s ’75 sacking, show letters

WorldNews Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Queen was not informed in advance about Australian PM’s ’75 sacking, show lettersSYDNEY: Queen Eliza­beth II was not informed in advance about the 1975 dismissal of Australia’s prime minister by her representative in country, letters kept secret for decades and released on Tuesday revealed. The British monarch’s representative in Australia, governor general John Kerr, sparked a constitutional crisis when he fired Gough Whitlam, the democratically elected leader of the centre-left Labour party. In May the High Court ruled more than 200 letters between the...
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