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National Women's Advisory Council (1978 - 1984)

From
1978
To
1984
Occupations
Social support organisation

Summary

The National Women's Advisory Council was established as a new channel of communication between the Women's Affairs Branch of the federal government and the wider community of women. Chaired by Beryl Beaurepaire it had Aboriginal, migrant, rural and trade union women among the members.

Details

The National Women's Advisory Centre research budget enabled the conduct and sponsorship of a number of research projects into women's economic circumstances, migrant women, mothers of disabled children, and the aged.

It provided ongoing funding for the Working Women's Centre in Melbourne.

Sources used to compile this entry: Lake, Marilyn, Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1999, 316 pp.

Related entries

Timeline

 1978 - 1984 National Women's Advisory Council
       1984 - 1992 National Women's Consultative Council
       1993 - 1995 Australian Council for Women
             1993 - 1995 Australian Council for Women

Member

Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Cabinet documents for the Office of Women's Affairs, 24 Aug 1978 - 3 Dec 1982, A9812; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Dale Sara Dowse (1938-), 1958 - 1998, MS 7365; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Joyce McConnell, 1960 - 1989, MS 8260; McConnell, Joyce Marion (1916 - 1991); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Elle Morrell

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