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Thu, 30 July


Zoom videoconference

Releasing the Palace Letters

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Releasing the Palace Letters
Releasing the Palace Letters

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30 July 2020, 6:00 pm

Zoom videoconference

About The Event

Join Professor Jenny Hocking in discussion with Senator Jenny McAllister for a discussion about the recent release of the Palace Letters!

Following the 1975 dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the letters between Governor-General Sir John Kerr and the Queen's Private Secretary were classified as private correspondence and kept secret. In 2016, historian Professor Jenny Hocking launched a Federal Court action which ultimately saw the High Court rule in favour of releasing the papers. The letters have generated renewed debate about Australia's system of government, and reanimated calls for an Australian Head of State.  

Releasing the Palace Letters   

Date: Thursday July 30, 2020   

Time: 6pm–7pm AEST   

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There will be an opportunity to ask Professor Hocking questions on the night.

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