NSW introduced the Crimes (Domestic Violence) Amendment Act 1982 and the De Facto Relationships Act 1982, both specifically to address the position of women experiencing violence in the family and enabling them to prosecute their husbands.
- 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