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Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967

Authoritative Version
Act No. 55 of 1967 as made
An Act to alter the Constitution so as to omit certain words relating to the People of the Aboriginal Race in any State and so that Aboriginals are to be counted in reckoning the Population.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 10 Aug 1967

Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals)

No. 55 of 1967

An Act to alter the Constitution so as to omit certain words relating to the People of the Aboriginal Race in any State and so that Aboriginals are to be counted in reckoning the Population.

[Assented to 10 August 1967]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, with the approval of the electors, as required by the Constitution, as follows:—

Short title.

1.    This Act may be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967.

Alteration of section 51 (xxvi.).

2.    The Constitution is altered by omitting from paragraph (xxvi.) of section 51 the words “, other than the aboriginal race in any State,”.

Repeal of section 127.

3.    The Constitution is altered by repealing section 127.