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.
- 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