On 2 July 2016, Linda Burney became the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament, winning the NSW seat of Barton. A Wiradjuri woman, Linda Burney was also the first Aboriginal person elected to NSW Parliament and former deputy leader of the NSW Labor Party.
- 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