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Tuesday, 26 May 1987
Page: 3371

The following notice was given:

Mr Connolly to move-

That this House-

(1) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the national referendum held on 27 May 1967 by which the Australian people voted overwhelmingly to give the Commonwealth Parliament the power to legislate concurrently with the States to make special laws for the Aboriginal people;

(3) reaffirms-

(a) the right of Aboriginals to equality of opportunity, and

(b) the continuing need for special programs to overcome disadvantage caused by poverty, distance and deprivation, and

(2) notes with pleasure the considerable achievements of Aboriginal Australians in many fields of endeavour over the last 20 years.