Text of an Address to the National Press Club in Washinton by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on foreign policy and the ANZUS alliance.
Whitlam’s Address to the ALP National Conference in July 1973, when his government was just seven months old, provides an insight into the approach he brought into government, particularly his mandate for policies and programs developed over many years.
The pattern is the same every time a government changes. After six months, there is a spate of commentary on their performance. The usual assortment of left and right commentators, academics and interest group representatives assess the new government’s progress and look at the parlous future of the other party now in opposition. In the… Continue reading Labor’s First Six Months – An Assessment