Women's Abortion Campaign

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Corporate body

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Women's Abortion Campaign

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  • WAC
  • W.A.C.

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Dates of existence

1991-1997

History

Women's Abortion Campaign (WAC) was a not-for-profit activist group that campaigned for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland, access to free and safe abortion, and sex education in schools through lobbying, rallies, government submissions and information-sharing. It was based in West End, Brisbane, and received funding largely from donations and membership subscriptions. An earlier iteration of the Women's Abortion Camapign was the Women's Campaign for Abortion (WCA), which formed in 1979 but disbanded around 1986. The WCA then re-established in 1991, after individuals interested in abortion matters in Queensland began meeting again in 1989.
Publicists - Debra McLoughlin, Mary Barram, Unna Liddy, Felicity Farmer, Frances Somers, Lorna Owen, Annette Liddy, Anna McCormack, Susan Price, Katrina Barben, Philippa Stanford, Nannette Wight, Jenny Hughie and Alison Stewart.

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AU QU

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Status

Revised

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised, Kymberley Doyle, 05-Jul-2024.

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  • Clipboard

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  • EAC

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