Vida Goldstein because the first women in the British Empire to stand for election to a national parliament when she nominated for the Australian Senate elections. She stood five times over 14 years with her last attempt to stand for the House of Representatives. She was never elected to office.
- Ayor Makur Chuot is elected to be Australia’s first South Sudanese MP
- Nyadol Nyuon becomes the first African Australian woman to be appointed the chairperson of a national multicultural peak body in Australia
- June Oscar AO becomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
- Women’s March
- Fiona Simson elected first female president of National Farmers Federation