TLF ID M015510
On 11 November 1975, something happened that had never occurred before in Australia and has not happened since. It was the sacking of an elected prime minister, and therefore also his government, by an unelected office-holder, the governor-general, who was appointed by the prime minister. How could such a thing happen? Was it democratic? Think about it as you view this extract from the 1992 documentary 'Whitlam'.