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Whitlam Institute

The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is a dynamic public policy institute that commemorates and is inspired by the life and work of one of Australia’s most respected Prime Ministers, the Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC.

Owning Institution:

Australia's role in human rights in a changing world

The 2019 Whitlam Oration was delivered by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the Seymour Centre (Sydney) on October 9, 2019.
Policy report

No one left behind: implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Australia

This research project aims to identify the emergent national best practice examples of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation – including governance structures, policy and planning – to assist Australia to improve its SDG performance for the benefit of all Australians.

It’s time for a culture change

This report proposes that the current Australian government should adopt the Whitlam Government’s general policy direction to enhance its cultural engagement with Papua New Guinea.
Policy report

Pacific perspectives on the world

The Whitlam Institute has published this policy research into the relationship between Australia and some of its closest neighbours. The research shows a broad range of people in three of Australia’s closest Pacific countries – Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu – are concerned Australia does...

Human rights + technology: a community consultation with the Australian Human Rights Commission

In this video, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith discuss the implications of emerging technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Rights.