Resource list for Issue 3: Rights for working Australians - the Eight-hour Day and equal pay for women

Discovering Democracy Upper Primary Units, 'People Power', (pp 120-8). This unit is also available online at:

Focus question 2: How did groups of Australian workers bring about improvements in their working conditions?

Activities 1-7 and Assessment task.

Focus question 3: What have Equal Pay campaigners done to remove some of the discrimination against women in employment?

Activities 1-6.

Discovering Democracy Primary Kit

Eight-hour day Movement Poster.


Eight-Hour day project

Victorian Trades Hall Council
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Overview | Notes for teachers | Introductory activity | Topic 1 | Topic 2 | Topic 3 | Student handout 1 | Student handout 2 | Student handout 3 | Student handout 4 | Student handout 5