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The Resource Making modern Australia : the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda, edited by Jenny Hocking

Making modern Australia : the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda, edited by Jenny Hocking

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Making modern Australia : the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda
Title
Making modern Australia
Title remainder
the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jenny Hocking
Title variation
Making modern Australia
Title variation remainder
the Whitlam government's twenty first century agenda
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Whitlam government propelled Australia out of the presumptions and certainties of twenty-three years of conservative government and changed it irrevocably. It passed a record number of bills into law and became the most successful reformist government in Australia?s history. This book brings to light aspects of Whitlam?s ambitious reform agenda that have been neglected for too long. The Australian Assistance Plan generated networks of regional and community cooperation that remain today. Plans for energy infrastructure and self-sufficiency that would ensure the use of the nation?s resources for the common good, appear more and more visionary. The ground-breaking Royal Commission into Human Relationships is clearly a forerunner of the current royal commissions into institutionalised child abuse and family violence. New research shows the extent to which this reforming agenda continued the post-war reconstruction plans of Curtin and Chifley. The personal dimension of this agenda ? how Whitlam?s approach to policy design and implementation was influenced by his childhood in Canberra -- is also detailed. Finally this book reassesses the place of the Whitlam government, and its dismissal, in history, in light of new material that continues to emerge from the personal papers of Sir John Kerr, and new analyses that challenge previous assessments."--
Summary
The 11 essays in this book explore the reform agenda of the Whitlam government in Australia in the 1970s. Australian historians and other scholars discuss its agenda in relation to sexual citizenship and the Royal Commission on Human Relationships, mining, local and regional policies for quality of life, the Australian Assistance Plan, the 1974 double dissolution, equality, postwar reconstruction, the transformation of the prime ministerial office, the influence of Whitlam?s childhood in Canberra on his policy design and implementation, his use of market research, and the place of the Whitlam government and its dismissal in history. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10618905
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
324.294
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
JQ4098.L3
LC item number
M35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Hocking, Jenny
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Series statement
Australian history
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  • Whitlam, Gough
  • Australian Labor Party
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda
Label
Making modern Australia : the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda, edited by Jenny Hocking
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Governing For The 21st Century -- ch. 1 An inquiry into the whole human condition?: Whitlam, sexual citizenship and the Royal Commission on Human Relationships (1974--77) / Michelle Arrow -- ch. 2 Buying back the farm: The Whitlam government and the Australianisation of mining / David Lee -- ch. 3 The regional and the local: Whitlam's quality of life' agenda / Lyndon Megarrity -- ch. 4 Reach of the imagination: The bold experiment of the Australian Assistance Plan / Joanne Scott -- ch. 5 Gough Whitlam's 1974 re-election: `Government by double dissolution' / Jenny Hocking -- pt. II FROM INSPIRATION TO IMPLEMENTATION -- ch. 6 Gough Whitlam and the re-imagined citizen-subject of Australian social democracy / Carol Johnson -- ch. 7 Labor reconstructs: The 1940s and the 1970s / Stuart Macintyre -- ch. 8 Furnishing the prime ministerial mind: Whitlam and the national capital / Nicholas Brown --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 9 Whitlam's transformation of the prime ministerial office, its precursors and all that followed / James Walter -- ch. 10 It's time: Spectrum's market research, modern campaigning, and Whitlam's mandate / Murray Goot
Control code
000059626781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781925495188
Lccn
2017275672
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)973925215
Label
Making modern Australia : the Whitlam government's 21st century agenda, edited by Jenny Hocking
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Governing For The 21st Century -- ch. 1 An inquiry into the whole human condition?: Whitlam, sexual citizenship and the Royal Commission on Human Relationships (1974--77) / Michelle Arrow -- ch. 2 Buying back the farm: The Whitlam government and the Australianisation of mining / David Lee -- ch. 3 The regional and the local: Whitlam's quality of life' agenda / Lyndon Megarrity -- ch. 4 Reach of the imagination: The bold experiment of the Australian Assistance Plan / Joanne Scott -- ch. 5 Gough Whitlam's 1974 re-election: `Government by double dissolution' / Jenny Hocking -- pt. II FROM INSPIRATION TO IMPLEMENTATION -- ch. 6 Gough Whitlam and the re-imagined citizen-subject of Australian social democracy / Carol Johnson -- ch. 7 Labor reconstructs: The 1940s and the 1970s / Stuart Macintyre -- ch. 8 Furnishing the prime ministerial mind: Whitlam and the national capital / Nicholas Brown --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 9 Whitlam's transformation of the prime ministerial office, its precursors and all that followed / James Walter -- ch. 10 It's time: Spectrum's market research, modern campaigning, and Whitlam's mandate / Murray Goot
Control code
000059626781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781925495188
Lccn
2017275672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)973925215

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