Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, I've received CIA biographic reports on both the former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and the man who controversially ousted him in 1975, John Kerr. But there's one guy involved in "The Dismissal" that the CIA won't release files on: Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, the man who replaced Whitlam.
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In November of 1975, Australia faced one of the most uncertain periods in its political history. The Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, was unexpectedly dismissed (which is to say fired) by a man named John Kerr, the Governor-General of Australia. Rumours have swirled for years about whether the CIA or British intelligence services had anything to do with it. And while a new document obtained by Gizmodo doesn't answer that question, it does add a bit of colour to the mystery.