Gough Whitlam — Australian Statesman born on July 11, 1916, died on October 21, 2014

Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977, Whitlam led his party to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election. He went on to win the 1974 election before being controversially dismissed by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam remains the only Australian prime minister to have his commission terminated in that manner... (wikipedia)

I have more influence now than when I had the power.
An education system where student selection is based on credit capacity and not merit capacity and where graduating students are no longer indebted to the nation, but increasingly indebted to the Australian Taxation Office - that's no way to improve the quality of education.
The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.
I'm the only P.M. of which that can be said - 'His legislation was never declared invalid in the High Court.'
Dying will happen sometime. As you know, I plan for the ages, not just for this life.

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