Andy and Ian discuss the 1967 referendum in the broad context of aboriginal democratic rights. Before 1967, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples did not have the same rights as other Australians under the Australian Constitution. Many aspects of aboriginal lives were controlled by the state governments, including the right to:
• Vote in state elections
• Marry whomever they chose
• Move to wherever they chose
• Own property wherever they chose
• Be the legal guardian of their own children
• .Receive the same pay for the same work
Andy interviews Alice Haines at the Freedom Summit at Uluru.
Ian reports from the Sorry Day ceremony at Kurilpa organised by Link Up.
Sam Watson announces the renaming of Redlands to Oodgeroo for the coming state election for the districts of Cleveland, Wellington Point and Redland Bay.
Waradjuri woman Sharon sings children’s song in language.
Maroochy Barambah – No more boomerang
Ancestress – Speak the truth
Joe Geia – Fighting for our rights
Vic Simms – Get back in the shadows
MC Triks and bAbE Sun – We still right here
Tulladunna aboriginal cotton workers protest, Wee Waa NSW 1982