Colleagues, in the more than 25 years that I’ve been a member of this caucus, as many of you know I’ve said and done some hard things. But nothing, nothing harder than this. This is the most difficult speech I have made and will ever make in this caucus.
Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died.
The announcement of Gough Whitlam's death was only minutes old when Alan Jones delivered 2GB listeners a critique of the Labor icon's time as prime minister.
An Australian jihadist has appeared in an Islamic State video online threatening Tony Abbott and vowing to fight until the militant group has conquered the West.
Tributes are flowing in at Old Parliament House where people are gathering to remember former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on his death at 98.
The Trade Practices Act that the Whitlam government passed in 1974 was one of Gough Whitlam's outstanding achievements, former competition czars said on Tuesday.
Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.
For a kid growing up in the Adelaide hills in the 1970s, Canberra was a long way away. Yet on November the 11th 1975, that distance was suddenly removed, obliterated by the nation-wide shock of an event which became shorthanded simply as "the dismissal".
An out-of-control truck has overturned at a busy intersection in Sydney's north, trapping least two people in their car and spilling fuel across the road.
The life and times of Gough Whitlam.