author: Troy Bramston

  • AUSTRALIA

    Opening Whitlam’s cabinet

    • Troy Bramston
    • 09 July 2006

    The annual release of the once secret cabinet papers on New Year’s Day is now a political ritual. After 30 years, the public is able to look at cabinet’s deliberations on weighty matters, which have been kept under lock and key for a generation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Wherefore art thou Billy?

    • Troy Bramston
    • 31 May 2006

    Revisiting the government of Billy McMahon

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Birth of a nation

    • Troy Bramston
    • 14 May 2006

    Troy Bramston takes a closer look at America’s founding fathers in Gore Vidal’s Inventing a Nation: Washington, Jefferson, Adams.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    New ideas

    • Troy Bramston
    • 10 May 2006

    Troy Bramston looks at new ideas in Imagining Australia: Ideas for our future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Beginning of the end

    • Troy Bramston
    • 29 April 2006

    Warning signs for the Whitlam Government were there in 1974, with an ailing economy, a political storm in the Senate, sliding popularity and a scandal unfolding in secret.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The year of living dangerously

    • Troy Bramston
    • 20 April 2006

    The final year of the Whitlam Government was tumultuous, but despite enormous obstacles and ultimate dismissal, the government implemented a visionary and far-reaching policy agenda that forever changed the face of Australia.

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