Council for Aboriginal Development

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Council for Aboriginal Development

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The first meeting of the Council for Aboriginal Development was held in Alice Springs on 24 July 1978. The Council for Aboriginal Development was one of group of bodies recommended be established by the Committee of Inquiry into the Role of the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee in 1976. One of the tasks of the Council was to consider whether the Commonwealth Electoral Act should be amended to provide for compulsory enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The functions of the Council for Aboriginal Development were taken over by the Aboriginal Development Commission in 1981.


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Created, Linda Justo, 15-Nov-2023.




Parliament of Australia. (1978). 'Council for Aboriginal development meets' Parliament of Australia press release, accessed online 15-Nov-2023.

Stone, J (2017) 'Aboriginal policy : 50 years of failure', Quadrant, accessed online 15-Nov-2023.

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