Australia before Whitlam: a slice of the sixties
What was Australia like before the Whitlam Government? This paper explores that question by homing in on February 1967, the month that Gough Whitlam succeeded Arthur Calwell as Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.
"Relevant and electable": Gough Whitlam and the remaking of the Australian Labor Party
On 2 December 1972, Gough Whitlam led the Labor Party into government for the first time in 23 years with the most expansive agenda for change in modern Australian political history. In this paper, Emeritus Professor Jenny Hocking examines how Whitlam took advantage of the...
"They thought it was safe - but it wasn't"
This report makes policy recommendations designed to enhance children’s safety by bringing the Australian family law system into alignment with children’s rights. It illustrates its case for reform with the findings of a multiple case study project comprising seven in-depth interviews with adult survivors of...
PNG voices: listening to Australia's closest neighbour
This report outlines findings from the first major study of the attitudes of Papua New Guinean citizens toward PNG society and the bilateral relationship with Australia. The research captures a wide cross-section of perspectives and experiences from ordinary PNG citizens, including those living in a...
Submission by the Whitlam Institute for the Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension
This submission is based on evidence collected as part of the E. G. Whitlam Fellowship, undertaken by Louise St Guillaume, and presented to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart Allowance in 2019.