Condolences on the death of Margaret Whitlam
by Malcolm Turnbull MP
This condolence was both respectful and gracious. It was a non-political tribute to a much-loved woman who had contributed enormously to Australian culture, not just for women, but for all Australians. Mr Turnbull knows that Margaret Whitlam was more than just the wife of a Prime Minister.
Compare this with Tony Abbott’s comment:
There was a lot wrong with the Whitlam government but nevertheless it was a very significant episode in our history and Margaret Whitlam was a very significant element in the political success of Gough Whitlam.
Quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald: 17 March 2012
text by: redglitterx
with additional text from Tony Abbott