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New Whitlam Institute Distinguished Fellow Susan Ryan to Lead Event on the Whitlam Legacy for Women

The Whitlam Institute has announced the appointment of its newest Distinguished Fellow, the Hon. Susan Ryan AO. Susan Ryan will lead new Whitlam Institute research that will take a contemporary look at the revolution in Australian women’s rights that took place during the Whitlam era. The landmark Forum, Revisiting the Revolution: Whitlam and Women, will be the first time that such an extensive group of leading women advocates and contributors from the Whitlam era comes together to consider the impact of Whitlam era reforms, for today and tomorrow’s women.

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Spy: Espionage in Australia Exhibition Opening

On Friday 8 March 2019, the Spy: Espionage in Australia opened to a sold-out crowd at the Whitlam Institute.

This exhibition, on tour from the National Archives of Australia, reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

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Precarious Work

Precarious Work: The Need for a New Policy Framework, by former NZ Attorney General and Labour Minister Professor Margaret Wilson, is a written detailed account of the rise of precarious work arrangements in Australia and New Zealand. Professor Wilson argues that since precarious work is identified with those who work on the margins of the labour market, such as women, young workers and older workers, we must look at how best to structure the policy agenda to protect those who are currently the most vulnerable.

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