Benjamin Huf is a Melbourne-based historian. He has held research fellowships at the University of Sydney, the State Library of New South Wales and the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University. His writing has appeared in Australian Book Review, among many other publications.
Enter the internationalist
What we can do is to look back on the time of Whitlam for encouragement – especially young lawyers and young citizens. Seize the moment: carpe diem. He sure seized the moment. That’s why learning from him in my own life – I think all of us can learn to be more courageous. Where there is injustice, we should seek to right the wrongs. That is what Whitlam demonstrated. That we could do a lot as a democratic nation.