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Appointment to Prime Minister's staff



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PRESS RELEASE No. 8 April 1973

APPOINTMENT TO PRIME MINISTER'S STAFF

The Prime Minister announced today the appointment to his personal staff of Ms Elizabeth Reid, 30, a senior tutor in philosophy at the Australian National University. Ms Reid will conduct research and advise the Prime Minister on a range of domestic issues, especially those bearing on the welfare of women.

Ms Reid was born in Taree¬∑, New South Wales. She has worked for the Bureau of Census and Statistics and for Control Data, Australia. She has been active in women's organisations, including the Women’s Electoral Lobby,

the Women's Liberation Movement and the Association for the Stud of Woman :and . Society. She was educated at Canberra * High School and the Australian National University, where she graduated Bachelor of Arts with first-class honours in Philosophy. She also holds the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in the University of Oxford.

Ms Reid's salary will be in excess of $10,000 a year. ; The precise figure will be determined by the Public Service , Board. -

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EMBARGO: 6 P.M. SUNDAY, 8 APRIL

N.B. Miss Reid will be available to meet the Press at her J home, 53 Scrivener St. , O ' Connor, at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday. She has asked that the interviews should not take more than half an hour. Her telephone number is: 479047. · ,2