Beyond Conspiracy Theory: US presidential archives on the Australian press, national security and the Whitlam government

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Title Beyond Conspiracy Theory: US presidential archives on the Australian press, national security and the Whitlam government
Author Stockwell, Stephen Edward
Publication Title Proceedings of the 2005 Journalism Education Association Conference
Editor Stephen Stockwell & Ben Isakhan
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Gold Coast
Publisher School of Arts, Griffith University
Abstract Investigative journalists walk a fine line between being lauded as guardians of democracy and derided as “conspiracy theorists”. Those investigating the events that led to the fall of the Whitlam government in 1975 are often accused of an obsession with conspiracy, but documents from the presidential archives from the Eisenhower to Ford administrations provide evidence of the complex inter-relationship between the Australian press, security services and Whitlam's opponents. Recent archival work clearly establishes the ready complicity of the Australian press and a role for the US National Security Council in Whitlam's demise. Excisions from key documents on national security grounds point to the need for further investigative work before we can move beyond conspiracy theory to tell the full story of 1975.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://live-wirez.gu.edu.au/jea
ISBN 1920952551
Conference name JEA Conference 2005
Location Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia
Date From 2005-11-29
Date To 2005-12-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2432
Date Accessioned 2006-03-15
Date Available 2009-01-06T06:38:36Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Communication and Media Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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