By Rob Chalmers, Sam Vincent, John Wanna
Prior to tv, radio, and later the net got here to dominate the assurance of Australian politics, the Canberra Press Gallery existed in a global a long way faraway from ultra-modern 24-hour information cycle, spin medical professionals and thoroughly scripted sound bites. This historic memoir of a occupation reporting from the marriage Cake of outdated Parliament residence bargains a unprecedented insider's standpoint on either how the gallery as soon as operated and its position within the Australian physique politic. utilizing a number of the greatest political advancements of the earlier fifty years as a backdrop, contained in the Canberra Press Gallery – existence within the marriage ceremony Cake of outdated Parliament condominium sheds gentle at the internal workings of an establishment serious to the health and wellbeing of our parliamentary democracy. Rob Chalmers (1929-2011) entered the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in 1951 as a twenty-one-year-old reporter for the now-defunct Sydney day-by-day reflect and might retire from political statement 60 years later – an remarkable occupation span in Australian political heritage. No parliamentary determine – flesh presser, bureaucrat or journalist − can fit Chalmers' adventure, from his first query Time on 7 March 1951 till, desperately ailing, he reluctantly retired from enhancing the enduring publication within Canberra sixty years, 4 months and eighteen days later. in addition to being thought of a sensible political analyst, Chalmers used to be a much-loved member of the gallery and a earlier president of the nationwide Press membership. Rob Chalmers used to boast that he had outlasted eleven leading ministers; and a twelfth, Julia Gillard defined him as 'one of the greats' of Australian political journalism upon his passing. Rob Chalmers is survived by means of his spouse Gloria and little ones from a prior marriage, Susan and Rob jnr.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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According to Tom Frame,4 Holt initially opposed their introduction, saying it would encourage politicians to grandstand and prolong parliamentary proceedings. The broadcasts remain popular today. For many years, the supervision of absolute fairness of parliamentary broadcasting was absurdly restrictive on the team of experienced radio announcers. When a division was being counted and the result of the division announced, nothing went to air. All the listeners could hear was the background noise of papers being shuffled and faint voices away from the microphones on the floor of the chamber.
Wentworth, a backbencher and a rebel, was viewed by most of his colleagues as a genuine eccentric—fixated by his fervent pursuit of all things communist. At the same time, he was a determined and capable MP. It was no small thing that he persuaded the Parliament to lift its game on the frequency of publication of Hansard—then in a bound edition once a week. Wentworth led a committee that managed to convince Menzies there should be a daily copy of Hansard available each morning on the day after a sitting.
At its conclusion, Menzies slumped into his chair and cradled his great, leonine head in his hands—a picture of despair. Fitchett, at this stage, rose from his seat in the press gallery, declaring, ‘I can’t stand any more of this. ’ 28 6 Martin, A. W. 1999, Robert Menzies: A life. Volume 2: 1944–1978, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. 3. Inside the Canberra Press Gallery Helga Sundstrup (The Daily Telegraph) was the only woman in the gallery and the first stationed on a permanent basis. She joined us in the morning-round calls on ministers.
Inside the Canberra Press Gallery: Life in the Wedding Cake of Old Parliament House by Rob Chalmers, Sam Vincent, John Wanna