The National Committee on Violence was established as the result of a joint agreement between the Prime Minister, the State Premiers and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory at a meeting held in December 1987. The Committee’s terms of reference required it to examine a number of issues, including the contemporary state of violent crime in Australia, and related social, economic, psychological and environmental aspects. (Source: Australian Institute of Criminology).
- 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