Title

Among the chosen : the life story of Pat Giles

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Fremantle Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology & Social Science

RAS ID

10182

Comments

This book was originally published as: Hopkins, L. M., & Roarty, L. A. (2010). Among the chosen : the life story of Pat Giles. Location: Fremantle Press. Original book available here

Abstract

Pat Giles was dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged. As an ALP Senator in the Hawke and Keating governments, she entered Parliament, not as a raw recruit, but as an experienced trade unionist, policy maker, feminist campaigner and grassroots activist. This is the story of a woman whose determination never faltered, whose work ethic never flagged, the story of an activist working from within the established order to effect social change.