Section 51(xxvi) The Race Power.

On 1 March 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt introduced the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) Bill, which proposed the deletion of words ‘other than the Aboriginal race in any State’ from section 51(xxvi), as well as the deletion of section 127. The amendment would give Parliament power to make special laws for Aboriginal people which, with the cooperation of the states, would ‘secure the widest measure of agreement with respect to Aboriginal advancement




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