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Being a Women's Adviser at the State Level: Deborah McCulloch and Don Dunstan in 1970s South Australia

Woollacott, Angela


When Gough Whitlam appointed Elizabeth Reid in 1973, she was the first Women’s Adviser to a head of government anywhere. But the idea took off quickly across Australia. Between 1976 and 1986 all seven Australian states and territories appointed women’s advisers. In South Australia, in April 1976 the influential, reforming ALP Premier Don Dunstan appointed Deborah McCulloch as his Women’s Adviser; the third appointed at the state level following Victoria and Tasmania. This article draws on oral...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2018.1498736


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