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Palace Letters: Sir John Kerr's correspondence ahead of Gough Whitlam dismissal revealed

Sally Whyte
Kirsten Lawson
By Sally Whyte, and Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:27pm, first published July 14 2020 - 5:00am
The Queen. Picture: Shutterstock

Historian Jenny Hocking has says the extent to which former governor general Sir John Kerr continually wrote to the Queen, informing her of Australian political matters was "startling" and some of the communication was "scandalous".

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.