• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0070

National Social Welfare Commission

(From 1972 – 1975)
  • Occupation Government department


The National Social Welfare Commission was created by the Whitlam Labor Government in 1972. It was abolished in 1975 following the election of the Fraser Liberal-National Party Government.

As Chair of the Commission, Marie Coleman introduced the Australian Assistance Plan..

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Minutes [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Chair
    • Coleman, Marie Yvonne (1933 - )