Saturday 27 May marked the first day of National Reconciliation Week and, with Mabo Day coming up on 3 June and NAIDOC week not too far away, it’s an important time of year for our First Nations peoples and our community as a whole. This year is especially significant with the 50th anniversary of the successful 1967 referendum which allowed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be recognised in the census. The Referendum Council’s historic Uluru Statement from the Heart released on Friday opens a new chapter in the reconciliation conversation. Logan Together would like to recognise this significant milestone and wish everyone in our community happy reconciliation week.
What was the 1967 referendum about? Click here to check out this quick clip from SBS.