The announcement of Gough Whitlam's death was only minutes old when Alan Jones delivered 2GB listeners a critique of the Labor icon's time as prime minister.
Tributes are flowing in at Old Parliament House where people are gathering to remember former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on his death at 98.
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Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died.
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The life and times of Gough Whitlam.
The man who replaced Gough Whitlam in the dramatic events of the 1975 dismissal, former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser, has helped lead the tributes for his former political nemesis.