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Organisation

Whitlam Institute

Owning Institution:

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.

"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...
Report

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

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.
Essay

Whitlam, Western Sydney and the promise of university

In this essay, 2020 E.G. Whitlam Fellow, Dr Alexandra Coleman, offers some policy options for consideration about how to ensure a person’s tertiary education experience and academic achievement enriches themselves, their lives and communities.
Video

Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women

This video accompanies the Whitlam Legacy Paper "Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women", written by the late Susan Ryan AO.