- 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: Education
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.
In 1993, the then Commonwealth Department of Employment Education and Training, through the Office of the Status of Women, funded a $1.5 million dollar project to help Australian schools address violence and take a preventative approach in schools.
In 1975, International Women’s Year (and decade) was declared by the United Nations, and in Australia the newly created Australian Schools Commission produced a report called, Girls, School and Society. This report emphatically called for education in Australia to be … Continue reading
Bella Guerin was Australia’s first female university graduate – she gained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 1883