Whitlam dismissal: historian appeals decision to keep Queen's letters secret

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Jenny Hocking says correspondence between Queen and John Kerr must be released

Monash University professor Jenny Hocking has lodged an appeal to the full bench of the federal court against the decision to keep secret the so-called “palace letters”.

The court ruled in March that the correspondence between the Queen and the then governor-general over the 1975 dismissal of the then Australian prime minister, Gough Whitlam, was personal communications rather than official commonwealth records.

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