Roma Mitchell became Australia’s first female Queen’s Counsel. Later she became Australia’s first woman Supreme Court Judge (in 1965) and then first Acting Chief Justice.
- 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