Title:   Women and Whitlam
Author:   Arrow, Michelle
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
APN:   9781742237855 or ISBN(1742237851)
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The Whitlam government transformed Australia. And yet the scope and scale of the reforms for Australian women are often overlooked.

The Whitlam government of 1972—75 appointed a womens advisor to national government — a world first — and reopened the equal pay case. It extended the minimum wage for women, introduced the single mothers benefit and paid maternity leave in the public service, ensured cheap and accessible contraception, funded womens refuges and womens health centres, introduced accessible, no-fault divorce and the Family Court, and much more.

Women and Whitlam brings together three generations including Elizabeth Evatt, Eva Cox, Patricia Amphlett, Elizabeth Reid, Tanya Plibersek, Heidi Norman, Blair Williams and Ranuka Tandan — to revisit the Whitlam revolution and to build on it for the future.

'Political history at its best. — Jenny Hocking

'... a reminder that politics can be radical, feminist and one that we can be proud of. — Yasmin Poole

Invaluable a clarion call to younger generations.' — Virginia Haussegger