Born in 1932 in a remote Aboriginal community, Lowitja (Lois) O’Donoghue became the founding chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 1990.
- 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