The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) began in February 1972 when 10 women met in a feminist’s home to discuss ways of playing a more influential role in the election planned for December that year.
- 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