International Human Rights lawyer Megan Davis became the first Indigenous woman elected to a United Nations body. Ms Davis will sit on the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which advises on issues such as economic and social development, culture, health and human rights.
- 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