Much has been written and discussed about the reformist attitudes of the Whitlam government. Delivering the 2010 Whitlam Lecture at the University of Western Sydney, former high court judge Michael Kirby examined Whitlam's prodigious legal engagement, especially in the area of international human rights. Between 5 December 1972 and 11 November 1975, Whitlam's government ratified in excess of 130 more international treaties, statutes and conventions, more than any other since Federation.There is much to be said for that Prime Minister and, of course, for the excellent M Kirby.
31 August 2010
Video of Michael Kirby on Gough Whitlam's Human Rights Legacy -