30th August, 1971 : A crowd of angry members of the Women’s Liberation Movement disrupted the ACTU Congress in Melbourne in protest at the Australian union movement’s treatment of women. ACTU President Bob Hawke was the prime target of the protest, which included women’s groups from Sydney. Many unionist took pamphlets from the women and some stopped to discuss their grievances. Spokeswoman Stella Nord said the protest had “challenged the very citadel of male chauvinism”.

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