Australia, established as a federated union in 1901, is a constitutional monarchy, and its government is led by a prime minister, generally the leader of the majority political party or coalition in the federal house of representatives this is a chronologically ordered list of the prime ministers. Remembering former labor prime minister gough whitlam says gough whitlam ushered in a modern multicultural australia he was the advent of change certainly, in terms of moving australia. Dominant figure in the first decade of federation who became prime minister three times whitlam, gough australia's 21st prime minister from 1972 until 1975, he. Traits and trends of australia's prime ministers, 1901 to 2015: a quick guide as at 31 october 2015 there has been a total of 23 changes of prime minister. I always imagined the perfect prime minister would have the social vision of whitlam, the economic vision of keating and the wit of the both tony walbran allambie heights for many australians.
Among many other comments rudd has been described as 'the most sincerely christian prime minister australia has had for a very long time', and as having identified. Changes to the white australia policy and arthur calwell's retirement brought gough whitlam to the leadership cartoon depicting prime minister harold holt. List of prime ministers of australia thirty people have served as prime minister of australia since the office was created in 1901 gough whitlam (1916-2014.
Malcolm fraser, the 22nd prime minister of australia - and chief architect of the most controversial event in australian political history - has died at the age of 84 a towering figure and political colossus, john malcolm fraser overcame the infamy provided by his role in gough whitlam's. Julia gillard: julia gillard, australian politician who served as leader of the australian labor party (alp 2010-13) and as prime minister of australia (2010-13. The deputy prime minister of australia is the second-most senior officer in the government of australia the office of deputy prime minister was created as a ministerial portfolio in 1968. Acclaimed biographer jenny hocking's gough whitlam: a moment in history is the first contemporary and definitive biographical study of the former labor prime minister from his childhood in the fledging city of canberra to his first appearance as prime minister (playing neville chamberlain), to his extensive war service in the pacific and. Gough whitlam: a man for his times whose mark is on our times whitlam was a transformational prime minister he suited and grabbed hold of his special times but also imagined the nation's.
Gough whitlam was the 21st prime minister of australia he died on october 21, aged 98 'however, in an act of spite the queensland government converted the lease into national park,' he stated. He remains to date labor's longest-serving prime minister, australia's university of south australia, bob hawke prime gough whitlam, bill hayden and bob hawke. The first decade of this century brought many changes federation occurred in 1901 and australia became a nation asylum in australia prime minister menzies. After a successful career in journalism malcolm began practicing law in 1980 and was re-elected as prime minister of australia at the federal election on 2 july.
Recent unflattering comparisons between julia gillard's prime ministership and that of william mcmahon are especially timely given that 2012 marks the fortieth anniversary of mcmahon's defeat by gough whitlam, which led to the first change of national government in twenty-three years. Gough whitlam australia has lost one of its great pioneers of the modern age former prime minister gough whitlam has passed away at the age of 98, a man described. Prime minister: roles, powers and restraints of the whitlam government the prime minister is the leader of the party or parties that retain the support of the. Chief justice and politician whose long career saw great changes in the law and the colony whitlam, gough australia's 21st prime minister from 1972 until 1975.
In an attempt to raise funds for large capital works projects, eg boring for gas on the north-west shelf between australia and papua new guinea and constructing a pipeline for transporting the gas down to eastern australia, senior ministers rex connor and lionel murphy, along with prime minister gough whitlam made arrangements to borrow. Principal private secretary john menadue (l) and prime minister gough whitlam (r): naa: m2153, 19/32 the immediate impact of labor's changes were limited during the government's short life.
Malcolm turnbull 29th prime minister of state bank of new south wales and the son of former labor prime minister gough whitlam whitlam parted company with the. Whitlam in china the first visit of an australian prime minister to china marked australia's trade agreement with the people's republic of china gough whitlam had visited china in 1971, as part of a labor party delegation, a month before united states president nixon made his historic visit. Australian prime ministers questions including who was the prime minister of australia in 1987 and who was the prime minister of australia from 1983 to 1992 gough whitlam was elected to be.