Vale Gough Whitlam – founder of Medibank/Medicare

Gough Whitlam, who has died in Sydney aged 98, can rightly be called the founder of Medicare. In the early 1970s a large proportion of Australians lacked coverage for health. The scheme for universal coverage was originally called Medibank and was a major plank in Whitlam’s winning 1972 election platform. Medibank was one of the reforms […]

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