Australia’s gun control legislative reform in response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre was a significant shift in public policy with increased community safety as an objective. Women’s groups in Australia welcomed the legislative reform, which was seen to also increase the overall safety of women, particularly in rural areas.
- 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