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During this Decade – 1970s


In 1975 the Whitlam Government is dismissed from power by Governor General Sir John Kerr; Liberal – National Party coalition win the federal election with Malcolm Fraser as Prime Minister; colour Television and Public FM radio broadcasts commence.

1977: Elvis Presley dies.

1977: World Series Cricket begins a new era in sports marketing and broadcasting.

1979: the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister of Britain.

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