The Public Service Act 1902 explicitly required women to resign upon marriage, but allowed for equal pay. Shortly after Federation, the open competitive examinations leading to appointment directly into clerical and administrative positions in the Australian Public Service were closed to women.
- 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