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Parliament of NSW invite you to a special winter sitting evening on Tuesday 20 June 2017 to celebrate 50 years since the 1967 Referendum.

In 1967, over 90% of the nation voted YES to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them. This was an extraordinary result particularly as only 8 of 44 referendums have been successful since 1901.

Hear from Professor Larissa Behrendt, Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, speak about this important event in Australian History. She will be joined by Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr David Harris MP. It’s also a chance to view the Parliament’s 1967 referendum display, watch both houses of parliament in session, meet Members, and learn about the role and function of the legislature.

When: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Where: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Cost: Free – bookings essential.
Contact: 02 9230 2047 or

Image courtesy NSW Parliament.