Assignment Task Two

Main

Contraceptive Pill

1961

the contraceptive (birth control) pill becomes avaliable

Protest against banning of women drinking in hotels

1965

Merle Thornton and Rosalie Bogner protest the banning of women drinking in hotels

women employed

1966

women were employment by the government no longer required to resign on marriage

equal pay case

1969 - 1972

Publication of The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

1970

Helen Reddy's hit song "I am Women"

1972

international Women's Day

1972

Formation of the Women's Electoral Lobby

1972

(WEL)

First Women Adviser to the Prime Minister

1973

Elizabeth Reid

Maternity Leave Act 1973

1973

Conciliation and Arbitration Award to the minimum adult wage

1974

i.e. minimum and equal wage for both sexes

International Women's Year

1975

Publication and "Damned Whores and God's Police" by Anne Summers

1975

Family Law Act 1975

1975

Cwlth

Government provides financial assistance to women to women's refuge "Elsie"

1975

Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 passed

1977

National Women Advisory Council Established

1978

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

1979

( CEDAW )

Female pilots first accepted by a major Australian airline, Ansett

1981

Rape in marriage becomes a criminal offence

1981

National Wage Case

1983

Government creates Office of the Status of Women

1983

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

1984

Creation of Humans Rights and Equal Opportunity Commisson

1984

Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for women) act 1986

1986

First women appointed as a judge of the high court of Australia

1987

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's

1997

Report Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors

Quentin Bryce first female Governor General

2008

Julia Gillard becomes first female Prime Minister For Australia

2010