WIS Digital Timeline

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1972-01-01 09:00:00

1972

1972-03-11 09:00:00

First International Women’s Day march

1975-01-01 00:00:00

1975

1975-08-12 09:00:00

Sex Discrimination Act passed

1976-01-01 00:00:00

1976

1976-01-01 19:08:45

The first sexual assault response centres were established

1976-04-01 10:18:55

Deborah McCulloch was appointed the first Women’s Adviser to a State Premier – Don Dunstan

1977-04-01 19:08:45

Andi Sebastian was appointed to the Women’s Adviser’s Unit as Information Officer

1978-01-01 00:00:00

1978

1978-07-08 09:00:00

The Women’s Information Switchboard officially opened

1978-07-20 09:00:00

WIS Support Group was formed

1978-11-01 09:00:00

Working Women's Centre opened

1980-01-01 00:00:00

1980

1980-01-01 09:00:00

First Women’s Information Switchboard Domestic Violence phone-in

1981-01-01 00:00:00

1981

1981-01-01 09:00:00

Bilingual staff at the Women’s Information Switchboard coordinated the ‘Today’s Woman’ radio programs through 5EBI FM

1982-01-01 00:00:00

1982

1982-01-01 09:00:00

By 1982 WIS had six full time staff and 45 volunteers

1983-01-01 00:00:00

1983

1983-01-01 09:00:00

Aboriginal Information Officer

1984-01-01 00:00:00

1984

1984-01-01 09:00:00

Carol Treloar appointed Women’s Adviser to Premier John Bannon

1984-12-07 09:00:00

The Equal Opportunity Act was passed

1985-01-01 00:00:00

1985

1985-01-01 09:00:00

The Women’s Information Switchboard toll-free number became available

1986-01-01 00:00:00

1986

1986-01-01 09:00:00

The 'Every Woman’s Survival Guide' was published

1988-01-01 00:00:00

1988

1988-06-13 09:00:00

Order of Australia Medal awarded to Luisa Sheehan

1988-07-20 09:00:00

Women’s Information Switchboard celebrated its 10th birthday

1989-01-01 00:00:00

1989

1989-01-01 09:00:00

Stella HELLANDER

(1989 volunteer radio show presenter and later employed as the Women's Information Switchboard Greek Worker)

1991-01-01 00:00:00

1991

1991-02-06 09:00:00

Dame Roma Mitchell appointed South Australia’s first woman Governor

1991-07-01 09:00:00

The ‘Today’s Woman’ radio program turns 10

1993-01-01 00:00:00

1993

1993-01-01 09:29:27

Tanya HOSCH

Aboriginal Worker

1994-01-01 09:00:00

South Australia celebrated the centenary of women’s suffrage

1994-03-01 09:00:00

The state government established the Office for the Status of Women and the Women’s Advisory Council

1995-01-01 00:00:00

1995

1995-02-09 14:00:00

Women’s Information Switchboard was renamed the Women’s Information Service

1995-07-01 14:00:00

Women’s Information Service shopfront offers computer training and internet access

1996-01-01 00:00:00

1996

1996-01-01 09:29:27

Liana BUCHANAN

1996-01-01 14:00:00

The Women’s Legal Service opened

1997-01-01 00:00:00

1997

1997-01-01 14:00:00

Women’s Information Service moved from its original premises on Kintore Avenue to a new location in Station Arcade

The new location was more central, so women could access the services more easily.

1998-01-01 00:00:00

1998

1998-07-20 00:00:00

Women’s Information Service 20th Anniversary

2001-01-01 00:00:00

2001

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