Gough Whitlam and the politics of universal human rights

  title={Gough Whitlam and the politics of universal human rights},
  author={A. H. Henry},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={796 - 827}
  • A. H. Henry
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Human Rights
  • ABSTRACT The Gough Whitlam Labor government (1972–1975) was short but synonymous with social and political changes in Australian health, education, citizenship and indigenous policies. These changes were often linked to human rights and international law – areas that Whitlam professed strong commitments. In international affairs, Whitlam signalled a stylistic shift for Australian diplomacy emphasising increased regional engagement, greater Australian independence and international law. Whitlam… CONTINUE READING


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