1967 Referendum – 27 May

27 May 2018

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“The 1967 referendum saw the majority of Australians vote to change our country's laws to count Indigenous Australians as full citizens.”
 
Two important changes:
 
  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  were to be included in the census
  2. The Federal Government was given the power to make laws for Indigenous people.
 

Prior to 1967, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were the responsibility of the states.

 
 

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