MS 3683
Records of the Women's Electoral Lobby (Australia)



Scope and Content Note

  • Records
  • 1972-1991
  • 9.5m (63 boxes)
  • Available for reference

The collection was donated to the Library in five consignments between 1973 and 1995.

The records comprise correspondence, 1972-88; financial records, 1978-89; WEL National Conference records, 1973-82; records relating to WEL involvement in other conferences including the National Women's Tax Summit, the National Agenda for Women Conference, the United Nations Decade for Women and the Office of the Status of Women; records relating to WEL (Australia) activities such as lobbying Federal parliamentarians, and the production of the WEL National Bulletin, press releases and submissions; and subject files on a wide range of WEL interests including childcare, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, the Family Law Act, maternity leave, sex discrimination, and wages. They also include a small quantity of records of the Women's Electoral Lobby (ACT) and the Women's Centre Inc.

Other material relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby held by the National Library include Dulcie Bethune Speeches (MS 5110), Diana Graham Papers (MS 7604), Mary Sexton Collection (MS 8541) and the Meredith Hinchliffe Papers (MS 5139).


Administrative History

The Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) is a women's political lobby group whose broad objectives are to bring about legislative changes to ensure equality for women and to influence and educate public opinion on a wide range of issues which directly affect women.

WEL has been involved in preparing pamphlets, articles, submissions and press releases on issues such as childcare, equal pay, maternity leave, affirmative action, the Sex Discrimination Act, superannuation, taxation, the budget and marital property. WEL has also jointly and solely sponsored conferences such as the National Women's Tax Summit, the National Agenda for Women Conference, and conferences relating to the UN Decade for Women.

WEL was formed in 1972, and the first National Conference was held in 1973. Until 1978, WEL consisted of state and regional groups only. At the 1978 National Conference it was decided to form a national office known as WEL (Australia) in Canberra employing a part-time National Co-ordinator and a Secretary/Treasurer. The role of the National Co-ordinator was to liaise with WEL groups, other women's organisations, politicians and the media; to produce the National Bulletin, and to co-ordinate national WEL campaigns.

WEL National Co-ordinators, 1978-88 are as follows:

1978-79           Maria De Leo                                           

1980-81           Yvonne Carnahan                                        

1982-83           Pamela Denoon                                          

1983-84           Lorelle Thompson                                       

1984              Joanne Morgan                                          

1985-86           Jane Elix                                              

1986-88           Lynn Lee                                               

1988              Joy Taylor                                             


In 1980 the WEL National Management Committee was established consisting of a member from each state or territory, the National Co-ordinator and the National Treasurer. The functions of the committee were to co-ordinate the flow of information to and from the National Co-ordinator and to assist in national WEL decision making.

WEL (Australia) is closely affiliated with WEL (ACT) which has provided financial and other support to the national office and the National Co-ordinator. There has also been some staff crossover between the two bodies. Many of the activities initiated by WEL (ACT), such as lobbying Federal MPs were later taken over by WEL (Australia). WEL (ACT) also had a major role in organising the National Women's Tax Summit in 1985.


Series List

  1. Correspondence, 1972-88
  2. Financial records, 1978-89
  3. Constitution and incorporation, 1980-84
  4. National Conference, 1973-82
  5. National Women's Tax Summit, 1985
  6. National Agenda for Women Conference, 1985-86
  7. Political lobbying 1972-89
  8. National Bulletin, 1979-89
  9. Childcare, 1972-85
  10. State and regional WEL groups, 1979-84
  11. WEL (ACT) records, 1972-89
  12. United Nations Decade for Women conferences, 1979-85
  13. Other conferences, 1975-87
  14. Subject files, 1972-88
  15. Press releases, 1976-87
  16. Submissions, 1973-88
  17. Other records, 1974-87
  18. WEL publications and writings 1979-83
  19. Other publications, 1974-86
  20. Equal pay for comparable worth, 1985-87
  21. Office of the Status of Women, 1975-91
  22. New Federalism, 1991
  23. The role of women in the economy, 1979-88
  24. Women's Tax Convention, 1989

Series Description

Series 1 : Correspondence, 1972-88

Contains correspondence of WEL (ACT), 1972-78 and of the National Co-ordinator of WEL (Australia), 1980-88. The correspondence is primarily with other WEL groups and parliamentarians. It also includes correspondence with Beatrice Faust, 1986-88 on the history of WEL and National Co-ordinator job applications and correspondence with a variety of unions, government and non-government organisations.

Other WEL correspondence is located throughout the collection.

Folder
1            Correspondence of WEL (ACT), 1972-78                        

2-3          Correspondence of the National Co-ordinator, 1980           

4-18         Correspondence of the National Co-ordinator,  1981-84       

19-25        Correspondence of the National Co-ordinator, 1985           

26-35        Correspondence of the National Co-ordinator, 1986-88        

35           Mail register, 1986-87                                      


Series 2 : Financial records, 1978-89

Includes invoice and statement books, bank statements, cheque butts, receipt books, petty cash books, ledgers and other financial records arranged by financial year.

Folder
1             Petty cash book, 1978-85; cheque deposit records, 1981-84  

2-5           Financial records, 1982-83                                 

6-8           Financial records, 1983-84                                 

9-12          Financial records, 1984-85                                 

13-23         Financial records, 1985-86                                 

24-32         Financial records, 1986-87                                 

33-39         Financial records, 1987-88                                 

40-43         Financial records, 1988-89                                 

44            Undated financial records                                  


Series 3 : Constitution and incorporation records, 1980-84

Folder
1-3         Records relating to the incorporation of WEL (ACT) in 1981   
            and WEL (Australia), 1982-3; policy rules for WEL            
            (Australia), 1981-82; constitutions for WEL (Australia) and  
            WEL (WA), 1980; and papers relating to the national          
            structure of WEL, 1981.                                      


Series 4 : National Conference records, 1973-82

Contains programs, press releases, papers presented at the conferences, correspondence, registration forms, reports on the conferences, agendas, WEL annual reports and other records. The 1982 National Conference was held in Canberra and organised by WEL (Australia).

Folder
1-2           National Conference, 1973.  Includes 1973 NSW state        
              conference records                                         

3-4           National Conference, 1974.  Includes 1974 ACT conference   
              records                                                    

5-9           National Conference, 1975.  Includes 1975 ACT conference   
              records                                                    

10            National Conference, 1977                                  

11-12         National Conference, 1978                                  

13            National Conference, 1979                                  

14-15         National Conference, 1980                                  

16-17         National Conference, 1981                                  

18-26         National Conference, 1982                                  

27-29         National Conference, 1983.  Includes 1983 NSW state        
              conference records                                         


Series 5 : National Women's Tax Summit, 1985

Records relating to the National Women's Tax Summit held on 22 June 1985 in Canberra.

Folder
1-2             Correspondence and press releases, 1985                  

3               Accounts                                                 

4-6             Conference papers                                        

7-10            Submissions and position papers on taxation              

11-16           Addiional conference papers, submissions and background  
                information                                              


Series 6 : National Agenda for Women Conference, 1985-86

Folder
1-2             Correspondence, 1985-86 and financial statement          

3-7             Registrations and list of registrants                    

8               Minutes of meetings, budget details and other records    

9               Program, draft resolutions and copies of speeches        

10              Session programs                                         

11              Subsidies correspondence                                 

12              WEL submissions and resolutions                          

13              Post National Agenda meeting minutes, Hansard extracts   
                and leaflets                                             

14-19           Conference financial records                             


Series 7 : Political lobbying records, 1972-89

Includes records relating to women in politics and the lobbying of members of Parliament on women's issues.

Folder
1 -8            Files on Federal elections, 1972, 1974, 1975,    
                1980, 1983, 1984                                 

9 - 10          Files on interviews with politicians, 1975,      
                1985                                             

11-13           Files on unsuccessful candidates, 1970-75        

14              Liberal Party file, 1981-84                      

15- 17          Other political records, 1974-89                 

18-19           Politicians biographical files, 1972-81.  The    
                files include correspondence, Hansard extracts,  
                speeches, cuttings and transcripts of            
                interviews.  Most of the files are very slight.  
                 Larger ones include Reginald Bishop, Jim        
                Cairns, Clyde Cameron, John L. Carrick, Joan     
                Child, Don Chipp, Barry Cohen, Ruth Coleman,     
                Robert Cotton, R. J. Ellicott, Kep Enderby,      
                Malcolm Fraser, Ken Fry, John Gorton, Margaret   
                Guilfoyle, Philip Lynch, Douglas McClelland,     
                Jean Melzer, Susan Ryan and Ian Sinclair.  The   
                files are arranged alphabetically.               


Series 8 : National Bulletin records, 1979-89

Pieces
1-6:            Subscription records, 1983-84, 1988-89 (6 folders)       

7-17:           Master copies of WEL National Bulletin, 1979-88.         
                Contains:                                                

                vol. 2, 1979 no. 1-3, 5, 7, 10, 13-14, 18 and 20;        

                vol. 3, 1980 no. 1-3, 5, 7, 11, 13-14, 16 and 18;        

                vol. 4, 1981 no.2;                                       

                vol. 5, 1982 no. 7 and 8;                                

                vol. 6, 1983 no.10;                                      

                vol. 7 1984 no. 1, 6, 9-10;                              

                vol. 8, 1985 no. 1, 3;                                   

                vol. 9, 1986 no. 1-10;                                   

                vol. 10, 1987 no. 2, 4, 6-8;                             

                vol. 11, 1988 no. 1-2 .                                  


Series 9 : Childcare records, 1972-85

Contains correspondence, submissions, speeches reports and other records relating to childcare. The records were originally maintained by WEL (ACT), and were continued from 1980 by the National Co-ordinator.

Folder
1               Correspondence of WEL (ACT), 1972-80                     

2               Correspondence of the National Co-ordinator, 1980-81     

3-4             WEL reports, submissions, newsletters etc, 1972-81       

5-7             Newsletters, submissions and other records by other      
                organisations, 1972-83                                   

8-10            Childcare as a tax deduction records, 1980-82.           
                Includes correspondence of Yvonne Carnahan, 1981-82 and  
                correspondence and papers of Pamela Dunoon, 1980-82      

11-12           WEL (ACT) Childcare Action Group records, 1972-84.       
                Includes correspondence of the convenor, Elizabeth       
                Bilney; reports of the Group, 1972-74; publications;     
                WEL information sheets; reports; press releases and      
                other records.                                           

13              Newspaper clippings, 1976-85; work related childcare     
                survey, 1985                                             


Series 10 : State and regional WEL groups, 1979-84

Newsletters, correspondence and other records received by WEL (Australia) from State and regional WEL groups.

Folder
1           Issue of WEL-informed : monthly newsletter of the NSW        
Women's Electoral Lobby, May-Nov 1979                        

2           Records from WEL (Darwin) including WEL (Darwin)             
Newsletter, 1983-84; sWELter,  1984 and a letter, 1982       

3           Records from WEL (Qld) including WEL (Qld) Newsletter,       
            1983-85; minutes and agenda, 1980, letters, 1980-84 and a    
            membership list                                              

4           Records from WEL (Cairns) including newsletters, 1979 and    
            1983-84; addresses and articles, 1980; and cuttings          

5           Correspondence from WEL (Magnetic Island), 1983; and WEL     
            (SA) Newsletter, 1984                                        


Series 11 : WEL (ACT) records, 1972-89

WEL (ACT) records have been retained in this collection due to the group's close association with WEL (Australia). Other WEL (ACT) records are located in series 1 and series 9. In some cases it is not clear which body maintained the files.

Folder
1           Financial records, 1982-83.  Includes receipts, financial    
            correspondence, cheque butts, a statement of income and      
            other records                                                

2-8         WEL (ACT) files, 1972 and 1974-79 containing information     
            sheets, surveys, submissions, enrolment forms, newsletters   
            and a small amount of correspondence                         

9           Membership records, 1987-89.  Includes membership forms,     
            1987-89; telephone directories and membership lists          

10          Health file, 1983-84.  Contains correspondence with health   
            authorities, politicians and others; addresses; and other    
            records on health care for women in the ACT                  

11          Records relating to WEL (ACT) Newsletter, mailouts and       
            enrolments for seminars, 1979-84                             

12          Certificate of incorporation for WEL (ACT), 1981; minutes    
            of meetings, 1973 and 1980; submissions, 1974; and other     
            records                                                      

13-26       Questionnaires on career intentions filled out by female     
            students from Deakin High School, Holder High School and     
            Canberra High School.  Produced by WEL (ACT) Education       
            Action Group                                                 


Series 12 : United National Decade for Women Conferences, 1979-85

Folder
1-5         Records relating to ACT conferences for the mid-point of     
            the UN Decade for Women, Canberra, Oct. 1979 and Mar. 1980.  
             Includes National Women's Advisory Council correspondence   
            and Draft Australian plan of action; conference speeches     
            and workshop reports; WEL correspondence; reports on         
            women's issues; newspaper cuttings; agenda; minutes and      
            other papers.                                                

6-8         Records relating to the World Conference of the United       
            Nations Decade for Women, Copenhagen, July 1980.  Includes   
            agenda; UN and UNESCO papers on the status of women; WEL     
            correspondence, 1979-80; press releases, 1980; and UN        
            programs for action for the Decade for Women.                

9-13        Records relating to the World Conference to review and       
            appraise the achievements of the UN Decade for Women,        
            Nairobi, July 1985.  Includes addresses, UN reports, WEL     
            correspondence and press releases                            


Series 13 : Other conference records, 1975-87

Papers for conferences attended by WEL members.

Folder
1           Women and Politics Conference (Canberra, 1975)               

2-3         Australian Women's Trade Union Conference (Sydney, 6-8       
            August, 1976)                                                

4-5         International Year of the Child, 1979                        

6           Change the Rules Conference (Sydney, 22-24 Feb. 1980)        

7           Women and Labour Conference (Melbourne, 17-19 May 1980)      

8           Australian Political Studies Association 23rd Annual         
            Conference (Canberra, 28-30 August 1981).  Papers by Eva     
            Cox and Ann Richards.                                        

9           Women on the tip : one day meeting on women and the economy  
            (July 1983).  Also includes material on the National         
            Economic Summit Conference, Apr. 1983                        

10          National Economic Summit, (Canberra, 11 April 1983)          

11          Miscellaneous conference papers, 1984-87                     


Series 14 : Subject Files, 1972-88

Subject files arranged in alphabetical order by file title. The files contain correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reports, submissions, newsletters, speeches, publications, press releases, and other records and reflect the wide range of WEL activities and interests.

1-169       See Appendix for full listing                                


Series 15 : Press releases, 1976-87

Folder
1           Press releases, 1976, 1979-84.  Subjects include the Human   
            Rights Bill, budgets for 1982/83 and 1983/84, family         
            allowances and the Sex Discrimination Bill, 1983             

2           Press releases relating to the 1984 Federal elections.       
            Also includes a newspaper cutting and a submission on        
            taxation reform.                                             

3           Press releases, 1985.  Topics include taxation (National     
            Women's Tax Summit), equal pay, the Government's National    
            Agenda for Women, affirmative action legislation, abortion,  
            1985 budget, childcare and family allowances.  Also          
            includes some cuttings and WEL (ACT) Newsletter, Sept. 1984  

4           Press releases, 1986-87 and undated.  Topics include         
            childcare, Affirmative Action Bill, National Agenda for      
            Women Conference and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)    


Series 16 : Submissions, 1973-88

Folder                                                                   

1           Taxation submission by WEL (ACT), June 1973; Submission by   
WEL Victoria to the Premier concerning proposed Health       
(Contraceptive) Bill, May 1974; Open submission to the       
Human Relations Commission (1975) from the Women's           
Electoral Lobby (Vic); WEL (Australia) Submission for the    
consultations between the Government and women's groups,     
            Sept. 1976.                                                  

2           WEL (NSW) Submission to the Anti-discrimination Board of     
NSW Aug. 1977; National Wage Case submission, 1983;          
Submission to Economic Planning Advisory Council : taxation  
reform, Apr. 1984                                            

3           Submission to EPAC on budget strategy; submission from WEL   
            (Australia) to the Workforce and Training Access             
            Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Standing        
            Committee on Employment, Education and Training on the       
            return to the workforce for social security pensioners,      
            Jan. 1988                                                    


Series 17 : Other records, 1974-87

Folder
1-2:        National Management Committee records, 1981-85.  Contains    
            correspondence, 1981-85; minutes, 1983-85; agenda, 1985;     
            records relating to an application for a grant under the     
            National Consultation and Assistance Program for Women and   
            other records.                                               


Folder
3-4         Women's Centre Inc. records, 1974-78.  The Women's Centre    
            is the headquarters of Canberra Women's Liberation, the      
            Women's Electoral Lobby (ACT and Australia), the Abortion    
            Counselling Service, the Women's Refuge committee and the    
            Rape Crisis Collective.  The records include:                
            correspondence, 1975-78 relating to government grants, job   
            applications and financial details; minutes of the Women's   
            House Committee, 1976; financial statements; typescripts on  
            the functions of the Women's Centre and other records        

5-6         Records relating to WEL members and contacts, 1979-83        

7           Records relating to the Human Rights Bureau and abortion,    
            1978-83                                                      

8-12        Miscellaneous records, 1976-79 and 1981-87.  Includes        
            photos, notes, articles, press releases, reports and         
            material sent to WEL.                                        


Series 18 : WEL publications and writings, 1979-83

Piece
1           Contains the following writings: WEL's background brief for  
1974 election candidates; Background paper : child care as   
a tax deduction, "Report of the workshop on community        
            health issues organised by the Hospital and Health services  
            Commission" by Susie Wilkins; "Women's Electoral Lobby       
            national policy statement", 1980; "Lobbying : WEL : The      
            last ten years and the future"; "Mixed budget for Women :    
            WEL comments on the 1982/83 budget"; "Women and taxation :   
            workshop notes" and "Sex discrimination in employment" by    
            Bernie McWilliams (1 folder)                                 

2           Pamphlets and leaflets on WEL and childcare and stickers (1  
            folder)                                                      

3           Poster entitled "Think WEL before you vote"                  

4           WEL T-shirt, 1975; International Women's Year T-shirt, 1975  
            and Women's Art Festival pillowslip (1 bag)                  


Series 19 : Other publications, 1974-86

Includes publications of Meredith Edwards and Womens Liberation publications

Addition 3 November 1995

Series 20 : Equal pay for comparable worth, 1985-87

Folder
1-3         Discussion papers, transcripts of proceedings and some       
            printed material                                             


Series 21 : Office of the Status of Women

Folder
1           Commission of Inquiry into the Status of Women in            
            Queensland, report 1973 Status of Women - reference papers   
            1973, 1975                                                   

2-3         Submission to the Victorian committee on the Status of       
            Women, 1975                                                  

            Correspondence, including National Agenda for Women Grants   
            Program and grants applications                              

4-6         1985-86                                                      

7-9         1988                                                         

10-11       1989                                                         

12          1990                                                         

13          1991                                                         


Series 22 : New Federalism

Folder
1-5         Special Premiers Conference, July 1991; Reports and          
            resolution of the A.C.T Steering Committee                   


Series 23 : The role of women in the economy, 1979-88

Folder
1-2         Report of the working party, 1979                            

3           Conference papers, correspondence and notes                  

4           Economic statement 1988 and newspaper cuttings               


Series 24 : Women's Tax Convention. 1989

Folder
1-3         Tax convention registration forms                            

4           Agendas for meetings                                         

5-          Submissions to the tax convention                            

6-9         Background papers                                            


Appendix

Series 14 : Subject files, 1972-1988

Folder
1           ABC National Advisory Council, 1983                          

2           Aboriginal women, 1983                                       

3           Accommodation, 1975                                          

4           ACROD (Australian Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled),   
            1983                                                         

5           ACT (Employment/Education), 1983                             

6           ACT Task Force applications, 1983                            

7           ACTCOSS, 1984-85                                             

8-20        ACT Women's Consultative Committee, 1986-88                  

21-22       Affirmative action, 1984-85                                  

23-24       Affirmative action, 1984-86                                  

25          Affirmative action, press clippings, 1984                    

25          Affirmative action - WEL position/press                      
            releases/contacts/working party, 1983-84                     

26          ALP Committee of Enquiry, 1978-79                            

27          Anti-discrimination legislation (ACT), 1980                  

28-29       Anti-discrimination legislation (Australia), 1979-81         

30-32       ANZAAS, 1983-84                                              

33          ANZAC Day march, 1981                                        

34          Assets test, 1983                                            

35          Attorney-General : news releases, 1984                       

36          Australian Aid Review Committee, 1983-84                     

37          Australian Bi-centennial Authority, 1987-88                  

38          Australian National University, 1983                         

39          Australian of the Year, 1983-84                              

40          Bicentennial grants - submissions, 1987                      

41-43       Budget, 1976-1984 (see also mini-budget file)                

44          Budget "lock-up" attempts, 1979-81                           

44          Buy New Zealand products                                     

45          Child abuse, 1983                                            

46          Community Employment Programme : campaign for WEL 1983-84    

47          Community Housing Expansion Program (CHEP), 1985             

48          Conservation and the environment, 1973-82                    

49          Death duties, submissions on, 1975-78                        

50          De-facto relationships, 1981-83                              

50          Democrats, 1982-84                                           

50          Dependent spouse rebate, 1983                                

51          Education, 1980-81                                           

52          Education, 1979-85                                           

53          Education and Youth Affairs - news releases, 1984            

54          Electoral reform, 1983                                       

55          Equal Employment Opportunities, 1981-84                      

56          Equal Opportunity, 1981-83                                   

57          Equal Opportunity in Employment, 1975-84                     

58          Emergency housing, 1974-76                                   

59          Emergency Housing Committee : reports 1974                   

60          Emergency Housing Committee : correspondence, 1973-76        

61          Emergency Housing Committee : general information 1975-77    

62          Employment Action Group, 1973                                

62          Employment and Industrial Relations : news releases, 1984    

63          Employment Discrimination Committees, 1978-80                

64-65       Employment - General, 1974-83                                

66          Employment - Youth, 1981-84                                  

66          EPAC (Economic Planning and Advisory Council), 1983-85       

67          ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), 1979-80                        

68-70       Family Allowance Policy, 1973-82                             

71          Family Law Act, 1975-84                                      

72          Family Law Bill, 1975-83                                     

73          Family Law Bill, 1973                                        

74          Family Law Bill, 1974                                        

75          Family Law Bill, 1975                                        

76-77       Family Law Council Act & Bills, 1972-84                      

78          Family studies, 1980-85                                      

79          Feminism, 1982                                               

142         Feminism and the State (Conference 1989)                     

79          Food standards, 1979                                         

79          Freedom of information, 1978-79                              

80          Future search, 1981                                          

81          Government policy & public service, 1974-81                  

82          Grant in aid : applications, 1982-85                         

83          Grants, 1980-82                                              

84          Guaranteed Minimum Income Scheme, 1979                       

85          Health, 1978-85                                              

86          Home-makers, 1979-80                                         

86          Homosexuality, 1974-75                                       

87          Housing homeless persons (Housing Action Group), 1976-83     
            (WEL ACT)                                                    

88          Human Relationships Commission 1982-84                       

89          Human Rights Commission                                      

90          Human Rights : Women's Rights Conference, 27-28 September    
            1980, 1980-81                                                

91          ILO, 1983                                                    

92          In vitro fertilisation, 1982-84                              

93          Inquiry into Labour Market Programs, 1983-84                 

94-97       International Alliance of Women, 1973, 1982-85               

98          International Feminists, 1983                                

98          International Women's Day, 1975-84                           

99-101      International Women's Year, 1975-76                          

102         International Women's Year - UN Conference, 1975             

103         International Women's Year - Films, 1975                     

104         Joint Council Sub-committee on Women, 1973-76                

105         Juvenile offenders - females                                 

143         Lobbying - how to do it, 1973-87                             

144         Lobbying - WEL National Campain 1976                         

106         Marital property laws and communal property - WEL            
            correspondence,                                              

145         Marital property, 1981-86                                    

146-47      Marital property (law reform), 1981-85                       

107         Maternity leave, 1977-79                                     

108         Maternity/paternity leave, 1977-79                           

148-49      Media, 1980-83                                               

109         Mini Budget, 1983                                            

150-151     National Agenda for Women - reports, 1985-93                 

152         National bulletin correspondence, 1986-90                    

153         National Civic Council - Women's Action Alliance, 1979- 80   

154         National Conference, 1987                                    

110         National Women's Advisory Body, 1976-81                      

111         National Women's Advisory Council, 1978-83                   

155         National Women Consultative Committee, 1983                  

156-59      National Womens Consultative Council, 1986-88                

112         Occupational health and safety, 1979-80                      

113-114     Part-time employment 1975-80                                 

160         Peace groups, 1983-94                                        

161         Population Conference, 1994                                  

115         Press releases received (relevant to women), 1985            

162         Probate 1983-90                                              

116         Racial Discrimination Bill 1973/Human Rights Bill 1973/1981  
            (WEL-ACT)                                                    

117         Reforming the Australian Public Service, 1983                

118         Refuge report, 1977-82                                       

119         Refuges - representations, reports 1977-83                   

120         Senator S. Ryan : Minister responsible for women's affairs,  
            1983-84                                                      

121         Sex Discrimination : Anti-discrimination : correspondence    
            1985                                                         

121         Sex Discrimination Bill - correspondence with MPs, 1983-84   

122         Sexual Harassment, 1980-82                                   

122         Social Security - news releases, 1984                        

163         Supported Accommodation Assistance Program, (SAAP)1993       

123         Taxes; superannuation; rehabilitation; compensation,         
            1973-83                                                      

124         Technological change, 1978-81                                

125         Territories & Local Government (Dept. of) - news releases,   
            1984                                                         

166         'Tilley's' Women Centre, CEP Grant, 1983-84                  

126         Training; retraining, 1974-84                                

127         UN (abuse against women and children), 1982                  

127-128     UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of             
            Discrimination Against Women 1980-83                         

128         UN Commission on the Status of Women Committee, 1980-82      

129         UNAA (ACT) newsletters, 1981-83                              

129         UNAA Status of Women Committee, 1981-85                      

129         UNAA Status of Women Conference, 1983-84                     

130         Unemployment (incl. married women), 1978-84                  

131         Union of Australian Women, 1983-84                           

131         Unions, 1975-78                                              

132         Wage case, 1983                                              

133         Wage Pause Employment, 1983-84                               

134         Wages : paid and unpaid work, 1973-81                        

134-135     Women and development, 1982-85                               

167-69      Women and Labour Conference, 1978                            

136         Women and management, 1984                                   

136         Women and political science, 1983                            

137         Women in Church, 1983-84                                     

137         Women in economy/tax/etc. , 1979-83                          

137         Women in France, 1983                                        

137         Women in Pakistan, 1983-85                                   

138         Women in responsible positions, 1981                         

138         Women lawyers, 1982-84                                       

138         Women advisers etc.                                          

138         Women's House meetings etc. 1982                             

138         Women's Legal Centres, 1984                                  

139         Women's Research Institute (proposals), 1983-85              

140         Women's services, 1983-4                                     

141         Working women's centres, 1982                                

164-65      World Summit for Social Development, 1994-95                 


Box List


Series                  Folders/pieces          Box                     

1                       1-8                     1                       
1                       9-16                    2                       
1                       17-24                   3                       
1                       25-32                   4                       
1                       33-35                   5                       
2                       1-5                     5                       
2                       6-11                    6                       
2                       12-18                   7                       
2                       19-25                   8                       
2                       26-32                   9                       
2                       33-39                   10                      
2                       40-44                   11                      
3                       1-3                     11                      
4                       1-8                     12                      
4                       9-16                    13                      
4                       17-24                   14                      
4                       25-29                   15                      
5                       1-3                     15                      
5                       4-10                    16                      
5                       11-16                   56                      
6                       1                       16                      
6                       2-9                     17                      
6                       10-17                   18                      
6                       18-19                   19                      
7                       1-6                     19                      
7                       7-14                    20                      
7                       15-50                   21                      
7                       51-104                  22                      
7                       105-170                 23                      
8                       1-8                     24                      
8                       9-16                    25                      
8                       17                      26                      
9                       1-5                     26                      
9                       6-13                    27                      
10                      1-5                     28                      
11                      1-3                     28                      
11                      4-11                    29                      
11                      12-19                   30                      
11                      20-26                   31                      
12                      1                       31                      
12                      2-9                     32                      
12                      10-13                   33                      
13                      1-3                     33                      
13                      4-11                    34                      
14                      1-9                     35                      
14                      10-17                   36                      
14                      18-25                   37                      
14                      26-33                   38                      
14                      34-41                   39                      
14                      42-49                   40                      
14                      50-57                   41                      
14                      58-65                   42                      
14                      66-73                   43                      
14                      74-82                   44                      
14                      83-90                   45                      
14                      91-98                   46                      
14                      99-106                  47                      
14                      107-114                 48                      
14                      115-122                 49                      
14                      123-130                 50                      
14                      131-138                 51                      
14                      139-141                 52                      
14                      142-144                 56                      
14                      145-152                 57                      
14                      153-161                 58                      
14                      162-160                 59                      
15                      1-4                     52                      
16                      1                       52                      
16                      2-3                     53                      
17                      1-6                     53                      
17                      7-12                    54                      
18                      1-3                     54                      
18                      4                       55                      
19                      not numbered            55                      
20                      1-3                     60                      
21                      1-6                     60                      
21                      7-13                    61                      
22                      1-5                     62                      
23                      1-4                     62                      
24                      1-9                     63