- 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
Australian Education Union Policy on Gender Equity
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
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Sticks and stones: Report on violence in Australian Schools
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.
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Gender and Violence Position Paper released
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.
Publication “Girls, School and Society” report
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
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The first woman graduated from an Australian University.
Bella Guerin was Australia’s first female university graduate – she gained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 1883
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