Jenny is one of Australia’s best-known political biographers. She is Emeritus Professor at Monash University and the inaugural Distinguished Whitlam Fellow with the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney. Professor Hocking is the author of the two-volume biography of Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam - Gough Whitlam: His Time and Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History. She recently took a Federal Court action against the National Archives of Australia seeking the release of the 'Palace letters' between the Queen and the Governor-General on the dismissal of the Whitlam government.
Jenny Hocking's Articles
Accessing the 'Palace letters'
The dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975 is our story, and we have a right to know it in full.
What did the Queen know about the Dismissal?
The secrecy surrounding the details of the Whitlam government's removal exemplifies "our arcane and subservient status as constitutional monarchy".