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« Reply #1550 on: October 20, 2014, 04:20:54 pm »
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Hero. RIP.
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« Reply #1551 on: October 20, 2014, 04:21:32 pm »
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Family says private cremation, public memorial service.
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« Les plus nobles principes du monde ne valent que par l’action.  » - Charles de Gaulle



Is it excessive to hold a politician's feet to the fire for giving his base the run around at every turn?
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« Reply #1552 on: October 20, 2014, 04:43:58 pm »
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Abbott statement.
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« Les plus nobles principes du monde ne valent que par l’action.  » - Charles de Gaulle



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« Reply #1553 on: October 20, 2014, 05:27:43 pm »
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RIP to a hero. The Guardian has good collection of images, tributes, etc., and even an article about the dismissal from 1975. I had no idea that Australia once had the highest level of unionism in the world.
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« Reply #1554 on: October 20, 2014, 05:54:47 pm »
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A great man and a great Prime Minister. RIP
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« Reply #1555 on: October 20, 2014, 06:17:09 pm »
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R.I.P.
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« Reply #1556 on: October 20, 2014, 06:28:44 pm »
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Sad, but he was extremely old. Too much of a cliché to call him a flawed giant? He made some mistakes - good God did he make some mistakes - but in certain respects he made Australia a more civilised place. RIP.
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« Reply #1557 on: October 20, 2014, 07:18:23 pm »
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To me the 1970s in generally the most fascinating decade to study politically in modern times right around the world.  For Australia, Gough Whitlam is the driving factor for that deep interest and fascination.

His government's reforms (whether or not one might approve of all of them) profoundly changed Australia and continue to have a deep impact on Australian daily life today.  He will be greatly missed.
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« Reply #1558 on: October 20, 2014, 08:41:16 pm »
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RIP, FF.
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« Reply #1559 on: October 20, 2014, 09:23:35 pm »
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RIP. Sad

He had a very short premiership, but he lived a long life and was by far the greatest Prime Minister of Australia.
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