- 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: Violence
The Royal Commission into Family Violence report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. The Commission’s multi-volume report canvasses the many views heard by the Commission during its consultation processes and covers a broad range of … Continue reading
On 1 April 2016, the COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children submitted its final report to COAG, containing six areas for action and 28 recommendations. At this meeting, COAG gave its in principle support to … Continue reading
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland released their report on 28 February. The report titled, ‘Not Now, not Ever’ reviewed the complex system that supports and co-ordinates responses to domestic violence. The report made recommendations to … Continue reading
Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children
The Second Action Plan 2013-16 is the second of four stages of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The Second Action Plan outlines how the Commonwealth, state and territory governments plan to move ahead … Continue reading
Our Watch was established to engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.
Our Watch was established as an initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The organisation drives nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their … Continue reading
The Australian Government released the first ever National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women.
The Australian Law Reform Commission published Family Violence: A National Legal Response.
In May 2008 the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, and the Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, announced the establishment of an eleven-member National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children … Continue reading
The Commonwealth Government sets up the National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children.
Preventing violence before it occurs was a framework and background paper to guide the primary prevention of violence against women in Victoria. The paper suggested that action to prevent violence against women is best guided by three interrelated themes. These … Continue reading