At least he asked permission, unlike some prime ministers.
Gough – The Whitlams
I’ve got a song about a man called Gough.
From Little Things Big Things Grow – Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly
The Native Title decision was due to the amazingness of Vincent Lingiari and the Wave Hill mob. But after decades of racism and genocide by the Australian Government, as evidenced by its disgusting behaviour, it was significant that Gough Whitlam, then Prime Minister, exchanged a handful of sand with Vincent Lingiari.
It’s Time from Keating
Not sung by Gough, but a demonstration of how Gough influenced those Labor prime ministers who followed him, and symbolic of his legacy. Under his government Australia gained Legal Aid, free university education, no-fault divorce and universal health care. His government abolished the death penalty for federal crimes, and conscription. He established the National Employment and Training Scheme, the Family Law Act, the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission, and Environment.
EDITED TO ADD
The beginning is the end, also from Keating, feat. the ghost of Gough
(thanks to DanniP for the reminder)
Please add your other reminders in the comments.