Oral histories on the topic 'John Laws'
Veronica Wensing talks about the Women’s Constitutional Convention held in Canberra in 2002, the making of its banner which was later donated to Old Parliament House, and her personal background and involvement in the women’s movement.
Topics: Women’s Constitutional Convention (2002), parents migrants (Dutch), League of Women Voters, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Julia Gillard, Civic pub, textile art, Petronella Wensing, Hotel Canberra, Our Lady of Mercy College (Goulburn), women’s refuges, Women’s Services Network (Wesnet), domestic violence, Office for Women (ACT), Non-Government Organisations, John Laws, Alan Jones, Destroy the Joint (website), Judy Horacek, Fiona Edge, Rape Crisis Centre, Old Parliament House, Convention banner, awards, Suffragettes, Judy Harrison, Helen Leonard, Commonwealth Franchise Act (vote for women), Eric Lewis, Marian Riley, Marian Sawyer, Margaret Smith, Catherine Evans, Rosemary Evert, Mary Andrew, Amanda Graupner, Judith Downey, Chelsea Bell, Sarah Brash, Meredith Hinchcliff, Robyn Tennant Wood, Christina Ryan.
Stephen Spencer worked in the Press Gallery at the provisional Parliament House from 1986 to 1988 and subsequently at the Australian Parliament House from 1988 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was Speech Writer and Press Secretary to Simon Crean.
Topics: 2CA (radio), 2CC (radio), 2CH (radio station), 2GB (radio), Alan Jones, Alex Howen, Alexander Downer, Andrew Butcher, Andrew Peacock, Annie McKay, Arawa (ship), Assisted Passage Scheme, Australia Card, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Labor Party, Australian Union of Students, AWA Network, Barrie Cassidy, Barry Jones, Bob Hawke, Budget press conferences, Cafeteria, Cameramen, Canberra (1986), Chris Fry, Colin Winchester, Computers, Craig Thomson, David Hill, Denis Shanahan, Dennis Glover, Don Bradman, Downer (Canberra), Eric Roozendaal, Fairfax media, Family background, Gabrielle Harrison, Geoff Walsh, George Bush, Gerard Henderson, Goods and Services Tax, Gordon Moyes, Graham Freudenberg, Graham Samuel, Inside Canberra (publication), Iraq war, Jenny Hutchison, Jenny Macklin, Jim Middleton, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, John Faulkner, John Flannery, John Hewson, John Howard, John Kerin, John Kerr (portrait), John Laws, John Murphy, John Stanley, John Tingle, Journalism, Journalists, Julia Gillard, Kathy Boland, Ken Randall, Kerry O’Brien, Kevin Rudd, Kim Beazley, Laurie Oakes, Leo McLeay, Liberal Party, Lionel Murphy, Macquarie, National News, Macquarie University, Macquarie University Students’ Council, Manchester (UK), Mark Latham, Martin Ferguson, Michelle Grattan, Migration, Mike Carlton, Mike Steketee, Mungo MacCallum, Nagra recorders, Neville Wran, Newport (Sydney), Newport Primary School, News Ltd., Parents, Party (to mark Parliament House’s closure 1988), Paul Bongiorno, Paul Keating, Peter Costello, Peter Logue, Peter Slipper, Phil Tardif, Pittwater High School, Politics, Pradeep Philip, Press Gallery, Press secretaries, Provisional Parliament House, Question Time, Radio journalism, Ralph Willis, Recording technology, Republic issue, Rob Chalmers, Rugby League Grand Final, Schooling Security, Shaw Savill line (ships), Simon Crean, Speech writers, Stephen O’Doherty, Student Unity (political grouping), Superscope cassette recorder, T Max Hawkins, Tampa incident, Technology, Television journalism, The Australian (newspaper), The National Times (newspaper), Tony Abbott, Tony Allen, Travels (for work), Wesley Mission, Wilson Tuckey