Remembering the Dismissal

Old Parliament House holds a special place in Australian political history. Most famously, it was here, on the front steps on 11 November 1975, where David Smith, Official Secretary to the Governor-General Joseph Kerr, announced that then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam had been dismissed from the country's top job. Whitlam's famous words "Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say 'God save the Queen', still echo to this day.

Read more and see a selection of images from the 2016 Federal Election Day at Old Parliament House.