New immigration laws are introduced. They restrict the number of unskilled workers allowed into the country.
Mary Genevieve Gaudron is appointed to the High Court. She is the first woman appointed to the High Court.
The Australia Act is passed. It makes Australian law fully independent of the British parliament and legal system. There is no longer any provision for Australian courts to mount final appeals to the Privy Council in London.
English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).