Australian court orders release of letters to Britain's Queen Elizabeth surrounding PM sacking

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country’s archives must release letters between Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the sacking of its then prime minister Gough Whitlam.

The firing of Gough Whitlam by Governor-General John Kerr in 1975 remains one of Australia’s most polarising political events because it represented an unprecedented level of intervention by the...
source: Reuters

2020-05-29 09:29
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