MELBOURNE — The death of former prime minister Gough Whitlam was felt far and wide by Australia yesterday.
Leading the Labor Party to victory in the 1972 after 23 years of conservative rule, Whitlam’s legacy lives on in the mind of progressives, who paid tribute to his landmark achievements, including universal health care and the recognition of Aboriginal land rights
Rest in Peace Gough Whitlam.
The Prime Minister we had to have.
— George Megalogenis (@GMegalogenis) October 20, 2014
But not all tributes were so well-received, such as the following post shared via social media by Greens senator Lee Rhiannon. It featured a portrait of Whitlam, complete with the Greens’ logo and branding Read more…