- Release of report from Queensland Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence
- Announcement of COAG Advisory Panel to Reduce Violence Against Women
- Rosie Batty named Australian of the Year
- Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
- First Indigenous Woman Elected to Federal Parliament – Nova Peris
Category Archives: Indigenous
International Human Rights lawyer Megan Davis became the first Indigenous woman elected to a United Nations body. Ms Davis will sit on the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which advises on issues such as economic and social development, … Continue reading
Carol Martin MLA was the first Aboriginal Woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament (Western Australia State Government).
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, was awarded the CBE, AM for public service and leadership to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
In July 1989 the First International Indigenous Women’s Conference was held in Adelaide. The conference was attended by delegates from all States and Territories of Australia and 16 other countries including New Zealand, the United States, Sámi land / Norway, … Continue reading
When Patricia O’Shane was appointed permanent head of the New South Wales Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in 1981, she became not only the first Aboriginal person but also the first woman to become a permanent head of ministry in Australia. … Continue reading
In the 1960s moral outrage at the way countries like South Africa and the United States treated their black populations stirred Australians to look at their own behaviour. Many changes in Aborigines’ rights and treatment followed, including at long last … Continue reading