Deposit H4 - Family Planning Federation of Australia deposit

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Family Planning Federation of Australia deposit


  • 1968 - 1992 (Creation)

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13.9 m plus 15 cartons

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(1974 -)

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The Federation of Family Planning Associations was established in 1974 and incorporated in 1975 as a federation of State-based associations to advocate for legislation and social reforms and to develop education, training and research at a national level. The Federal Council had representatives from each State and from five National Advisory Committees: Medical, Training, Ethics and Legislation, Communications and Biological Sciences, which were later replaced by goal-oriented task forces. From 1984 the Federation acted as a agent of the Australian Development Assistance Bureau in the South Pacific, developing information kits and recordings relating to family planning and sexually-transmitted diseases targeted at Pacific Island cultures. It changed its name to the Family Planning Federation of Australia in 1985 and to Family Planning Australia in 1993.

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Minutes of Federal Council (1972-1987) and sub-committees, annual reports, financial records, files of Executive Director Wendy McCarthy, office and research files, posters, educational videos and printed material. Includes material relating to Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) education programs, videotapes on family planning and sexually-transmitted diseases targeted at Pacific Island cultures, and video recordings of Pacific women.


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Entered from deposit description 21 November 2012




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