The Hon Chris Bowen MP - Federal Member for McMahon
What's Happening Posted October 22, 2014.
When we think of Gough Whitlam we think of the scenes outside Old Parliament House on the day he was sacked by Governor-General John Kerr following Malcolm Fraser blocking supply. But his passing is a chance to remember the significant achievements of the man, as a Western Sydney resident and MP, leader of the Labor Party, and prime minister who led Labor to power after 23 years in the political wilderness.
Gough Whitlam put the western suburbs of Sydney at the very heart of our nation's concerns and policy focus.
Because of Gough Whitlam, federal governments now take an interest in infrastructure, roads, and transport, in the western suburbs of Sydney and similar areas of Australia.
The Gough Whitlam I remember is one who understood the...Read complete article »