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Carmen Lawrence interviewed by Nikki Henningham in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5783608
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2011 
1 sound file (ca. 102 min.) 
Series

Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project.

Summary

Carmen Lawrence, the first female Premier of Western Australia, and Member of the House of Representatives of the Federal Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, speaks about her childhood; her schooling and education; her interest in music; University of Western Australia; faith; her father; travelling; her psychology PhD; her child; the beginning of her political life; Women's Electoral Lobby; feminism; Western Australian Institute of Technology; work-life balance; Department of Medicine, WA; Australian Labor Party (ALP); standing and winning the seat for Subiaco in the 1986 election; her road to becoming Premier of Western Australia; Brian Burke; transparency in government; Royal Commission into Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters, 1990; Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, 1987; law reform; Paul Keating; federal politics; leadership qualities; the Easton Royal Commission, 1995; her role as the ALP President; her preference for cooperative organisations and how effective they can be.

Biography/History

Carmen Lawrence is a retired Australian politician; a former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia. After leaving the State Parliament of Western Australia, Lawrence became a member of the House of Representatives in the Australian federal parliament. She became the first directly elected Federal President of the Australian Labor Party in 2003. Lawrence retired from Parliament in November 2007.

Notes

Recorded on 5 December 2011 at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) 
Subjects Lawrence, Carmen, 1948- -- Interviews.  |  Leadership in women -- Australia.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Retirees -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Politics, Practical -- Australia.  |  Politics, Practical -- Western Australia.
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Premiers.  |  State and Territory politicians.
Other authors/contributors Henningham, Nicola, 1960-, Interviewer

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