Queensland Govt abets elder abuse

“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.” ― Franz Kafka, The Trial They left only his hat On Thursday 16 October 2104 at 10 am I arrived at the Sunnybank home of my friend, Ross, a man of 80 years. I had told Ross … Continue reading Queensland Govt abets elder abuse

A Whitlam trifecta

Whitlam was the first successful attempt by the Labor party to put a middle class person in the Lodge. They tried with Dr Herbert Vere "Bert" Evatt (leader from 13 June 1951 – 9 February 1960) but failed after being closely defeated by Menzies. Ironically it was Communist party preferences that kept Evatt out in the credit squeeze election of 1960. Whitlam was the longest ever federal leader of the ALP - Gough Whitlam 10y 10m 14d (8 February 1967 – 22 December 1977) when he lost to Fraser for the second time.