Following a campaign from women’s liberation activists, in early 1971 the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac) became the first to grant loans to women without requiring a male guarantor.
- June Oscar AO becomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
- Women’s March
- Linda Burney becomes first Aboriginal woman elected to House of Representatives
- COAG Advisory Panel on Violence against Women and their Children makes its report
- Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence releases final report