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The 1967 Referendum

Jessica Johnston
Last edited: April 5, 2023

This ANTAR Factsheet provides an overview of the 1967 Referendum in Australia.

On 27 May 1967, two questions were put to the Australian people in a Referendum. One concerned the balance of numbers in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The other question – the one most people refer to and remember about the historic 1967 Referendum – concerned two references in the Australian Constitution which discriminated against First Nations peoples.