|Title:||Royal Assent – Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967|
|Date:||1967 to 1967|
|Keywords:||Indigenous Australians, referendum, Constitution, citizenship, citizens, Referendums, voting, electoral system, government, elections, election, Indigenous history, Governor-General, 1967 Referendum,|
|Record creator:||Attorney-General's Department, Central Office|
Following the publication of the 1967 Referendum results, the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967, was presented to the Governor-General, R.G. Casey, for his signature. As the Queen's representative, the Governor-General (as empowered by the Constitution), signs the Royal Commission of Assent on all new Acts of Parliament, or in this case, the constitution alteration voted by the Australian people.
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