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Eve Mahlab interviewed by Kim Rubenstein in the Trailblazing women and the law pilot oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4970740
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Mahlab, Eve, 1937-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
3 sound files (ca. 325 min.) 
Series

Trailblazing women and the law pilot oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. 

Summary

Eve Mahlab, born in Vienna, Austria (1937) discusses her family background; emigration to Melbourne (1939); her childhood; schooling; the development of her Jewish identity and feminism; law school (1954) and articles; marriage and children; working for the N.S.W. Public Solicitor; balancing motherhood and work; working in family law and business law; starting a recruitment agency; expanding her business into costing and publishing; joining the Women's Electoral Lobby (1972); the Women Lawyers Association; discrimination against women in the workplace and hiring practices; the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth); the Victorian Inquiry into the Status of Women (1975); joining Monash University Council; working with the Liberal Party of Australia; the YMCA; being featured in a book; the Australian Plan of Action Conference; the UN Decade for Women; being awarded Australian Businesswoman of the Year (1982); Femmes Chefs D'Entreprises; founding Sydney Carols in the Domain; founding the 'Know Biz' business education project; joining the Victorian State Training Board (1988).

Mahlab discusses being awarded the Order of Australia (1988); the 1988 Constitutional Convention; the sale of her recruitment and costing businesses (1989); work in television; joining the Board of Westpac Banking Corporation (1993-2002); the Jewish Commission for the Future (1991); the 4th UN World Conference on Women (1995); working with Victorian Women Lawyers (1996); receiving a Monash University Honorary Doctorate (1997); working as Deputy Chair of Film Australia (1998); anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law; the Victorian Women's Trust; the Victorian Land and Environment Court; consultancy; a potential nomination to the position of Governor-General (2001); the Centenary medal for Business and Commerce; joining the Office for the Status of Women (2002); the appointment of Justice Susan Crennan to the High Court of Australia (2005); founding the Australian Women Donors Network (2007); reflections on her contributions to public life; reflections on law and being a lawyer; Jewish identity, immigration, belonging and self-worth; influences and role models; her plans for the future.

Notes

Recorded on 30-31 August 2010 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Related Material Eve Mahlab during an oral history interview at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, 30 August 2010; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC Online access #NL40301/4 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and corrected transcript (typescript, 162 leaves) available. 
Subjects Mahlab, Eve, 1937- -- Interviews.  |  Businesswomen -- Australia -- Interviews  |  Women lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Business professionals.  |  Businesspeople.  |  Lawyers.
Other authors/contributors Rubenstein, Kim, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 6230/2 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 6230/2 (summary)
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