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Rights and Freedoms Timeline
31 Oct 2017
The UN Declaration of Human Rights is adopted.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted.
Aboriginal Australians receive the right to vote federally.
The Prime Minister gives an apology to Australia's Indigenous people.
The Bringing Them Home report on the Stolen Generation is passed.
A referendum is held to include the Indigenous Australians in the census and unify rights and laws nationally.
The Native Title Act is passed.
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
Sits Ins and Freedom Rides are organised to protest against continued segregation.
US Supreme Court makes segregated schools illegal.
The US Civil Rights Act is passed.
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