Key events in the life of Gough Whitlam October 20, 2014 10.15pm EDT Charis Palmer, Emil Jeyaratnam, Sarah Olle, The Conversation Authors Charis Palmer Deputy Editor/Chief of Staff Emil Jeyaratnam Data + Interactives Editor, The Conversation Sarah Olle Editor Partners View all partners Republish this article Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. A giant of his time. Paul Miller/AAP To navigate the timeline below, hover your mouse on the right (and on the left to move back). Gough Whitlam Timeline You might also like Spontaneous humour is harder for the modern politician, faced with 24-hour media coverage. But every now and then they give it crack, anyway. The Conversation / AAP Images Funny, that: why humour is a hit-and-miss affair on the election campaign trail Arthur Caldwell almost defeated Robert Menzies in the 1961 federal election, dominated by debate over the economy and unemployment. National Archives, National Library of Australia, Wikimedia Issues that swung elections: the ‘credit squeeze’ that nearly swept Menzies from power in 1961 The bigger Melbourne gets, the more attractive it becomes. from shutterstock.com Making small cities bigger will help better distribute Australia’s 25 million people Emil Jeyaratnam/The Conversation; AAP images Is Russia worthy of hosting the World Cup?