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Australia / Political Chaos #237619

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975
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(Studio) Australia has been suffering const. crisis for 4 weeks Opposition-controlled Senator blocking money bills to run country Premier Gough Whitlam refused to resign or call new elections. Governor General John Kerr, apptd. by Whitlam, fires him.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Canberra, Australia) Opposition leader Malcolm Fraser to head caretaker commission Protest occurs; Fraser jeered at. Whitlam cheered; his allies, labor unions, begin strikes. Bus. community opposes Whitlam. [Governor General SPOKESPERSON - tries reading proclamation; drowned out by Whitlam supporters.] [WHITLAM - says no premier will ever again have his commission withdrawn by crown.] [FRASER - says people have right to judge. Action taken to give people right to vote.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:01:30

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