The second women's Charter conference opens in Sydney
Australia's first woman minister "I do not feel that I am handicapped in anyway by being a woman. Man in the business and shipping world have been extremely helpful to me" Mrs Cardell- Oliver
South Australian council for aboriginal women was created.
The restriction for married women to become permanent employees in the Federal Public services was lifted.
Equal pay is achieved for women. After decades of campaigning, Australian women workers win equal pay rates with men doing comparable work under an Arbitration Commission decision for incremental increases.
First Rape crisis center established by women
Supporting mother's benefit introduced.
Elizabeth Reid becomes the world's first woman's advisor to a Prime Minister/President
International Woman's Day
Australia holds the first celebrations for international women's day
Pat O'Shane became Australia's first Aboriginal Barrister
Surf Life Saving
Women were allowed to join Surf Life Saving Association of Australia.
The Federal Sex Discrimination Act was passed on one of the bases of UNO's Goals:
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
The Affirmative Action Act was pass through Parliament
Justice Mary Gaudron was the first lady to be appointed to high court
Head of State
First female head of state, Rosemary Follett in ACT
Women's History Month
Hon Margaret Reid, Senator for the ACT and President of the Senate, launched Women's History Month in Parliament House Canberra.
Officer Of Order Of Australia
In 1969, Zelda D'Aprano chained herself to the Commonwealth Building in Melbourne. 35 years later (2004) she was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her campaigning on women's workplace issues.
Deputy Prime Minister
Julia Gaillard was the first woman to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister
Governor-General Of Australia
Quentin Bryce is the first woman to be appointed Governor-General of Australia.
High Court of Australia
Virginia Bell is the fifth woman to be sworn in as a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
Julia Gillard became the first woman Prime Minister of Australia.
Olympic Hockey Gold medalist, Nova Peris was the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to a seat in Federal parliament.