Aboriginal Futures, Post Referendum 1967, Where to From Here?

30 May 2017


University of South Australia
Level 5, Hawke Building,
The Bradley Forum

The 1967 Referendum delivered an overwhelming majority 90% Yes vote for the alteration of the Australian Constitution. This enabled the count of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the census, while also enabling the Australian Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Since then, to what extent has Australia included and recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ rights? 

Our panel of speakers comprises academics and experts in education, health, science and law; they will discuss the journey we have made since 1967 and possibilities for the future. This symposium is an opportunity to discuss recent developments and significant initiatives while critically examining directions ahead.

Speakers include:

  • Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor & President
  • Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean: Aboriginal Engagement & Strategic Projects
  • Professor Esther May, Dean: Clinical Education and Equity
  • Professor Alex Brown, Chair in Aboriginal Health, Sansom Institute Health Research Operations
  • Professor Irabinna Rigney, Professor Education
  • Professor Irene Watson, Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy


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