The recent disclosures of incest and child abuse endemic in Victoria and Australia indicate a lack of care for children in Australia.
The emphasis seems to be on protection rather than care.
Whitlam ushered in a new era of personal freedom whereby individuals can copulate, cohabit and procreate without an iota of responsibility for the children who result.
Children's Services and the Family Court need to punish serial defaulters in care of children to discourage inappropriate procreation.
Mental illness, sexual abuse, drug addiction and a repetitive cycle of dysfunction follow on from the freedoms without responsibility that Whitlam delivered in his short term of rule.