In 1985 the Australian Institute of Criminology hosted a National Conference on Domestic Violence, formulating many recommendations to relevant Government departments. During 1986, extensive consultations with women under the National Agenda for Women revealed that domestic violence was a major concern. The Federal Government responded in 1987 with a three-year $1.6 million national education campaign.
- 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