- 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
Author Archives: Policy Officer
Robyn Walker was announced as the first woman in the Royal Australian Navy to attain the rank of Rear Admiral
In December 2011, in the centenary year of the Royal Australian Navy, Robyn Walker was announced as the first woman in the Navy to attain the rank of Rear Admiral and to take on the job of Surgeon General for … Continue reading
Nicola Roxon became Australia’s first female Attorney-General on 14 December 2011
Lara Giddings became Tasmania’s first female Premier. When Lara Giddings was elected to Parliament in 1996, she was the youngest person ever elected to Parliament.
The Australian Government released the first ever National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women.
School based Respectful Relationships education is incorporated in the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children With considerable consultation and work by a National Advisory Council to reduce domestic violence and sexual assaults, the Federal Government’s National … Continue reading
The Australian Law Reform Commission published Family Violence: A National Legal Response.
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, … Continue reading
The Commonwealth Government announced funding for six National Women’s Alliances. The Alliances are to take the lead in ensuring that the voices of as many women as possible are heard, especially those who in the past have found it difficult … Continue reading
The Commonwealth Government began to review the Family Law Act 1975, with a particular emphasis on shared parenting provisions.