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.
- 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