The 1967 referendum was a massive achievement for aboriginal people

The 1967 referendum was a massive achievement for aboriginal people. Over decades of discrimination and injustice towards the indigenous people, they are finally counted in the census, with over 90% of Australians that voted yes for them to be recognised as Australian citizens and for the commonwealth government to make laws for them. This called for the deleting of the two references to Aborigines in Australia’s Constitution in 1901 which states that. ‘The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to: people of any race, other than the aboriginal race in any State, for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws.’ And ‘In reckoning the numbers of the people of the Commonwealth, or of a State or other part of the Commonwealth, aboriginal natives shall not be counted.’ These harshly discriminatory quotes in the constitution were now deleted. Aboriginal people now had more