Vale Gough Whitlam
Vale Gough Whitlam understood the meaning of peace with justice and moved to achieve it.
Tony Stephen’s obituary says much of it.
Here is a list of just some of the changes he introduced at breakneck speed in a couple of days that made so many of us proud to be Australian:
· Withdrawal of troops from Vietnam and ending of conscription
· National Health Insurance
· Commonwealth Funding for University
· The Land Rights Act
· Racial Discrimination Act
· Protected the Great Barrier Reef
· The National Gallery of Australia
· Diplomatic Relations with our feared neighbor, China
· Fought for Equal Pay for Women
· Advance Australia Fair instead of God Save the Queen
· Reproductive Rights and removal of tax on contraceptives
· Family Court of Australia
· And so much more ….
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