Politicians remember Gough Whitlam with civility

It was a day when ideological agendas were set beside, when no one spoke ill and an uncommon civility descended as members of parliament rose to praise the man who had dominated their craft long after he left the building.
It was a day when ideological agendas were set beside, when no one spoke ill and an uncommon civility descended as members of parliament rose to praise the man who had dominated their craft long after he left the building.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
10:22 AM A car has crashed into a cafe in Neutral Bay, police say, injuring up to seven people.
9:41 AM The AFL's pledge to deliver football back to its heartland supporters will see Saturday night games brought forward to an earlier start next season after fans told the AFL that those...
9:39 AM Maria Sharapova has left herself with no more wriggle room in the quest to unseat Serena Williams as the year-end No.1.
9:31 AM From the time a new couple go on their first date to becoming newlyweds a great deal changes in a relationship - including text messages.
7:40 AM A Dubai pitch unlike any produced at home is likely to result in Australia playing two frontline spinners and unveiling multiple debutants for the first time in the Darren Lehmann✓ regime.
7:30 AM Negotiations between Michael Cheika and the Australian Rugby Union have stalled over the amount of autonomy the incoming Waratahs coach will have in the job.
6:22 AM  Canberra's Hyatt Hotel says it supports gay and lesbian equality, amid growing criticism of a conference organised by controversial anti-gay marriage campaigners the Australian...
5:48 AM Economics teaches us to see things that we can’t see with our eyes.
5:30 AM The government says health spending is rising "unsustainably". But official figures show that it is not.
When Gough and Margaret Whitlam were caught up in an earthquake during a visit to China, a cartoonist took the opportunity to have some fun with the incident.
12:40 AM When Gough and Margaret Whitlam were caught up in an earthquake during a visit to China, a cartoonist took the opportunity to have some fun with the incident.
12:26 AM A bad barrier draw appears to be the only stumbling block to an international clean sweep of Australia's most important races - the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
21 Oct 14 Peter Gelagotis and his family accepted the decision of the Moonee Valley Racing Club to exclude the trainer's horse Mourinho from the $3 million Cox Plate.
21 Oct 14 There seems to be no escaping the Japanese influence on this spring carnival, and again at Geelong on Wednesday, the strength of their purchasing power will be on display.
21 Oct 14 Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens has named five debutants, including South Sydney premiership winner Dylan Walker, for Australia's opening Four Nations clash against New Zealand on Saturday.
21 Oct 14 A bemused Noel Mayfield-Smith has joined the chorus questioning the discrepancy between favourite Terravista and the rest of the Manikato Stakes field, claiming there's "not much more"...
21 Oct 14 Mitchell Johnson may have become Australia's human wrecking ball but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says the left-arm pace ace is not in the league of former fast bowling great Wasim Akram.
21 Oct 14 Confidence levels in the ACT property sector have risen to the highest levels for the year, according to a industry survey.
21 Oct 14 Press gallery veteran Laurie Oakes was at the Sunnybrook Hotel in Cabramatta the night Gough Whitlam won the 1972 election.
21 Oct 14 Ballerina Maggie Scott was an adventurous woman who danced her way through WWII bombings in London and founded the Australian Ballet School. Michelle Potter explains her allure.
21 Oct 14 "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.
21 Oct 14 Brisbane's ill-fated 'Paddle Pop' abomination is not a one-off in the world of footy jumpers, as our worst 10 list illustrates.
The terrifying moment that an out-of-control truck slammed into a line of cars waiting at a busy intersection on Sydney's northern beaches has been captured on camera, revealing just how remarkable it was that no one was killed in the crash. 
21 Oct 14 The terrifying moment that an out-of-control truck slammed into a line of cars waiting at a busy intersection on Sydney's northern beaches has been captured on camera, revealing just how...
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I'm south of Moora. Baudin barley is ticketty boo. Colour 59 after 15mm over 3 days.
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Rational Ag Policy, You have fallen for the spin-the AWB was rewarded for performance-Wheat
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If Rational Ag Policy is so rational, answer this question. Why is it that the policy you
CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
09 Oct 14 CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug Struber and wife Joanne hope to bounce back thanks to the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
08 Oct 14 RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug...