The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 came into effect. The Act required a range of organisations with more than 100 people to establish a workplace program to remove the barriers to women entering and advancing in their organisation. (Source: EOWA).
- 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