- 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
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Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
The Second Action Plan 2013-16 is the second of four stages of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The Second Action Plan outlines how the Commonwealth, state and territory governments plan to move ahead … Continue reading
On 16 December 2013, Natasha Stott Despoja AM was appointed as Ambassador for Women and Girls. “The Ambassador works closely with foreign governments and international organisations to support measures that: eradicate violence against, and trafficking of, women and girls; promote … Continue reading
Nova Peris was first elected in 2013 and became the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman to be elected to the Commonwealth Parliament. She is a traditional owner/descendent of and identifies with the Kiga People of the East Kimberley, Yawuru … Continue reading
“The Office of the Ambassador for Women and Girls was established in September 2011 to engage in international advocacy in support of Australian Government policies and programs to: empower women and girls socially, politically and economically eradicate violence against women … Continue reading
The Australian Education Union Policy adopted its policy on Gender Equity in May 2008. The Policy states that: gendered violence and sex-based harassment must be eliminated from all educational settings by teaching about the construction of gender, effective communication and … Continue reading
Front cover of the Sticks and Stones Report In 1994, the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training published Sticks and stones: Report on violence in Australian Schools.
Following a campaign from women’s liberation activists, in early 1971 the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac) became the first to grant loans to women without requiring a male guarantor.