- 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: Indigenous
On 3 April 2017, June Oscar AO became Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, the first woman to hold the position. A Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia, June Oscar was formerly CEO at the Marninwarntikura … Continue reading
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
Carol Martin MLA was the first Aboriginal Woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament (Western Australia State Government).
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, was awarded the CBE, AM for public service and leadership to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
In July 1989 the First International Indigenous Women’s Conference was held in Adelaide. The conference was attended by delegates from all States and Territories of Australia and 16 other countries including New Zealand, the United States, Sámi land / Norway, … Continue reading
When Patricia O’Shane was appointed permanent head of the New South Wales Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in 1981, she became not only the first Aboriginal person but also the first woman to become a permanent head of ministry in Australia. … Continue reading
In the 1960s moral outrage at the way countries like South Africa and the United States treated their black populations stirred Australians to look at their own behaviour. Many changes in Aborigines’ rights and treatment followed, including at long last … Continue reading