Elizabeth Anne Reid

Elizabeth Anne Reid (b.1942) held office as adviser to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on the welfare of women and children in 1973-75. Her commitment to the principles of gender and equity informed her efforts in this pioneering role. She later worked, chiefly for the United Nations, on issues concerning gender relations and health, particularly Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome, in developing countries. Courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography


1 January 1973

Women’s adviser to the Prime Minister

Elizabeth Reid is the first Women’s Adviser to the Prime Minister — the first such position in the world.


Gareth Evans with Elizabeth Reid at AIDAB, 1990.