In a referendum held on 27 May 1967, Australians voted to remove references in the Australian Constitution discriminating against First Australians.
The changes to the Constitution included the repeal of 2 sections, Section 51 (xxvi) and Section 127. This enabled the Australian Parliament to:
- make special laws for First Australians
- include First Australians in the national census.
For more records relating to the 1967 referendum, visit referendums and changing Australia's constitution.
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- What motivated the Australian community to campaign for constitutional change?
- Prior to the 1967 referendum, what attempts had been made to raise awareness of issues affecting First Australians?
- What changes were made to the Constitution as a result of the referendum? What was the impact of this?