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Kerr's Curr Case Study

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we say God Save the Queen, because nothing will save the Governor-general!” A statement that has now gone down in history as Kerr’s Cur. While Whitlam never believed the dismissal was illegal, he did however argue that it was improper and immoral. In fact Whitlam saw that Kerr’s failure to advise or warn Whitlam before the dismissal; the integrity of Barwick’s advice; that supply had not ‘run out’ when Kerr had terminated his commission; and finally that he was not restored as Prime Minister after supply was passed by the Senate and the House had declared ‘no confidence’ in Fraser, was the ultimate constitutional outrage. The legacy of Whitlam though goes beyond his dismissal, he was the man who brought the Labor party back into the light
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