Who is she?
Margaret was an outspoken “first lady”, who advocated publicly for issues such as abortion law reform. She copped a lot of criticism for being a proactive wife of a PM, but didn’t let it faze her. She wrote a column for Woman’s Day magazine and appeared regularly on radio and TV.
Why should we thank her?
Margaret was a very different PM’s wife from all the women who had preceded her and she was an active campaigner for women’s issues.
“What am I to do? Stay in a cage – wide open to view, of course – and say nothing? That’s not on, but if I can do some good I’ll certainly try.”