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.
- 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