Constitutional recognition

Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders


On 27 May 1967 Australians voted overwhelmingly to change the Australian Constitution. Provisions which prevented the federal government from making laws for Aboriginal people, and excluded them from being counted in the Census, were removed from the Constitution.

Today Australia prides itself on being a place of fairness. But our Constitution still does not recognise the first Australians and it still lets the States ban people from voting based on their race.

Recognise Concert kids

Recognise campaign and Moreland Community Mural Art Project

Moreland City Council supports the Recognise campaign for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The Recognise campaign raises awareness about an opportunity for all Australians to take part in a successful referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our national Constitution.

Moreland City Council prides itself on being a strong advocate for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. which is demonstrated by our support for the Recognise campaign. 

Together Council and our community have been taking a leading role in promoting the recognition in our local area by joining forces with the Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House in Coburg and developing the Community Mural Art Project and Every Hand Counts Public Art Installation.

Support the campaign

You can support the campaign and sign up for updates on the Recognise campaign website.

If you have any suggestions or want to be involved contact Council.