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Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
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- Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement
- National Aboriginal and Islander Liberation Movement
- F.C.A.A. & T.S.I.
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A conference in Adelaide in 1958 resulted in the formation of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement. In 1964, the organisation was renamed to include Torres Strait Islanders in the title. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) was formed to advance the rights of Aborigines. The Council included Aboriginal Advancement organisations, unions and church organisations. One of their most successful campaigns was the 1967 Referendum campaign. In March 1978 FCAATSI changed its name to the National Aboriginal and Islander Liberation Movement. This organisation never met and it was disbanded after the federal government cut funding in 1978.
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Revised by Linda Justo 11-Nov-2019
Australian Women's register. Trove.