20 Years Ago Today: 05 Nov, 1999 Former PMs Whitlam and Fraser unite.
5 Nov, 1999. It’s the day before the public vote on The Australian republic referendum.
It’s a two-question referendum to amend the Constitution of Australia.
The first question asks whether Australia should become a republic with a President appointed by Parliament.
The second question asked whether Australia should alter the Constitution to insert a preamble.
Now, on the eve of the referendum, former political opponents and Prime Ministers in their own rights Gough Whitlam and Malcom Fraser join forces to urge the nation to vote for a republic.
Listen here for edited highlights of their speeches.
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