And the Labor Leader Bill Shorten delivered several speeches for Gough Whitlam. Mr Shorten called him a "giant" and "legend" of the Australian Labor Party.
Labor party members sat in a special caucus and heard speeches from Mr Shorten and from Mr Whitlam's good friend, Senator John Faulkner.
And other Labor Party members took turns paying tribute to Mr Whitlam.
In 1975, Mr Whitlam was kicked out of office by the Governor-General in what became known as "The Dimissal". The speech on the steps of parliament became one of the most iconic moments in Australian history.