The development of a National Peak Body to represent women’s domestic violence services across Australia, the Women’s Emergency Services Network (WESNET), was supported and funded by the Commonwealth Labor Government. It was later renamed the Women’s Services Network to reflect the increasing community education and community development domestic and family violence services were undertaking.
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- 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
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