- 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
Category Archives: Disability
A paralympian presents at the closing ceremony of the United International Year of Sport and Physical Education
Katrina Webb (pictured second from right in back row) was one of four international athletes to take part at the closing ceremony of the United International Year of Sport and Physical Education.
WWDA was named the National Winner of the Australian Human Rights Award. The judges were impressed by the broad base of WWDA’s work and influence and the range of methods used to advocate for women living with disabilities, from lobbying … Continue reading
Louise Sauvage became the first Paralympian to be named Australian Athlete of the Year.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) was incorporated in 1995 and evolved from the National Women’s Network within Disabled People’s International Australia (DPIA), where it had been operating as an un-funded Network for some eight years. WWDA was initially established by … Continue reading