1967 REFERENDUM: INDIGENOUS LEADERS' VIEWS
May 24, 2017
Supported by an unprecedented 90 per cent of Australian voters, the 1967 referendum recognised Aboriginal people in the census and gave the Commonwealth powers to create equitable laws for them.
"There is not much evidence that suggests the 1967 referendum really changed the lived experience of most First Nations people. If anything, things have got worse" - indigenous business leader Sean Gordon.