Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam, known as Gough Whitlam, was born on the 11th of July 1916 in a small town in Melbourne. He is a former Australian politician and a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).He came into Federal Parliament in 1952 and tried numerous times to win over government.
After previously falling short, Whitlam tried his luck again in the 1972 elections. It was then he led the labour government into parliament after 23 years of conservative (against change and advancement) government in Australia. Gough Whitlam came into office with a series of exuberant ideas that were to socially reform and improve our nation. In 1973 alone, 203 bills he suggested became laws.
The Australian government started to realise that immigrants were being unfairly treated, despite abiding by Australian laws and making significant contributions to society. Many migrants and their families, particularly those who did not speak English, were also struggling to gain access to services like education and health care. It had become obvious that a new and different approach to immigrant services was needed.

A major policy that Gough implemented was the law banning racial and sexual discrimination to make multiculturalism more equal and fair which became known as The Racial Discrimination Act .The aim of this policy was to provide equal opportunities for every person regardless of race,gender,age. It means that all cultures are respected and nobody is more important than anyone else. It was put into place for Australains to recognise and accept those of us who have come from different countries or who are of a culture different from Anglo‚ÄďAustralian culture.   This led to the formation of migrant associations and boards that looked specifically at issues affecting cultures and languages other than English.
Before the discrimination act was put in place many people in Australia were subjects to discrimination whether it be the Aboriginals , Immigrants or women.The policy...