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Beatrice Faust
(February 19, 1939 - living) Australia

Beatrice Faust

Writer and activist


Beatrice Faust was born Beatrice Fennessey in Glenhuntly, a suburb of Melbourne. Her mother died at birth and she was brought up by her father and three aunts. She attended Melbourne University, where she became friends with Germaine Greer. Her first marriage was to Clive Faust during her time at University.

She has one son, Stephen (b.1965) from a relationship with a Finnish academic, Adam Murtonen. She was one of the first women to argue for abortion law reform, sex education and civil liberties. She also contributed to the Australian edition of The Little Red Schoolbook.

She was a co-founder of WEL (Women's Electoral Lobby) and President of the Abortion Law Repeal Association of Victoria. She had a regular column for the Weekend Australian during the late 80s and early 90s and was involved in a courtcase with Jeff Kennett, the Victorian Premier, over a column she wrote.


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