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National Aboriginal and Islander Day

Australia, until 1960s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings,  In 1962, the Menzies Government (1949-1966) amended the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to enable all Aboriginal Australians to enroll to vote in Australian federal elections. In 1965, Queensland became the last state to remove restrictions on Aborigines voting in state elections. The Holt Government‘s 1967 referendum overwhelmingly endorsed automatic inclusion of Aboriginal people in the national census.


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