The Whitlam legacy

Reconsidering a revolutionary approach to funding

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  • Published 20220127
  • ISBN: 978-1-92221-65-8
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

In this first of a series of intergenerational exchanges and reflections on the links to and legacies of the Whitlam era in the run up to the fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 election, a former New South Wales ALP Minister for Education talks with a current tertiary student activist about the changing landscape of education – and advocacy – past, present and future.

This conversation is supported through a partnership with the Whitlam Institute.

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Verity Firth

Verity Firth is the executive director of Social Justice at the University of Technology Sydney. She was formerly the CEO of the Public Education...

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