Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

Campaigning organisation that fought for rights for Indigenous people from 1958.

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Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

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2008

FCAATSI is best known for its work campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in the 1967 referendum which changed the constitution to allow the Federal government to legislate for Aboriginal people. In Sydney, it also raised awareness about the working conditions and disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal workers.