- 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: Medicine
Every woman in the colony of Victoria was asked to donate one shilling (about $40 today) to fund a hospital for women and children and, in a stroke of marketing genius, ‘to do honour to their Queen’. Celebrations were high … Continue reading
Constance Stone became the first registered female doctor in Australia. She had to study overseas to gain her qualifications as she had been refused entry to Melbourne University.