In 1969, Zelda D’Aprano (pictured on the right in this photo) chained herself to the Commonwealth Building in Melbourne. In 2004, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her campaigning on women’s workplace issues.
- 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