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Kep Enderby interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2241785
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Enderby, Kep, 1926-2015, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 May 14 - June 4 
1 tape reels (ca. 185 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mon. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Mr Enderby, a politician and lawyer, talks of his early life in Dubbo; his interest in golf, aviation and politics; Law School, Sydney University; working in England; Australia and New Zealand Civil Liberties Societies; Jack Gaster; specialisation; Jim Staples; lectureship at the ANU; Bar work in Canberra; Jim Fraser and Gordon Walsh; pre-selection; Canberra scene; press statements and the Press Gallery; prosecuting power of the police; abortion; auction of land in Canberra; Dept. of Captial Territory; housing, and rates increases in Canberra; land resumption, N.T.; amalgamation of Supply with Manufacturing Industry; 25% tariff cut; Industries Assistance Commission; Lionel Murphy as Attorney-General; his changing view of lawyers when Attorney-General; family planning clinics in the ACT; new government houses for the ACT; purchase of buses; the Civic merry-go-round; conflict of interests as Minister and Member for Canberra; conveyancing; Manufacturing Industry; unemployment; Leyland issue; Lionel Murphy's move to the High Court; Labor lawyers and the the High Court; Lionel Murphy; Trade Practices Act; Family Law Act; appointment of judges; Australian Legal Aid Office; Superior Court Bill; relations with Barwick ; Ellicott's opinion of powers of the governor-General; refusal of supply; draft opinions for Kerr by Maurice Byers; interview with Kerr; sacking of Whitlam; Whitlam; problems of lack of control of the Senate; Whitlam's future in politics; his own future.

Biography/History

Kep Enderby was the Labor Member of the House of Representatives for the A.C.T. from 1970-1974, and for Canberra from 1974-1975. He held four portfolios in that time. Mr Enderby was also a member of the legal profession in the A.C.T. and New South Wales.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-193285386

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (94 p.) 
Subjects Enderby, Kep, 1926-2015 -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/79
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ORAL TRC 121/79 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/79 (summary)
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