John Gorton
1968-1971

"Our ultimate objective is the assimilation of Aboriginal Australians as fully effective members of a single Australian society.  Without destroying Aboriginal culture, we want to help our Aboriginals to become an integral part of the rest of the Australian people, and we want the Aboriginals themselves to have a voice in the pace at which this process occurs."

Indigenous perspective

We are taking an aboriginal delegation to the United Nations in New York. What we hope to do is at least make people aware internationally of the extent of racial discrimination that occurs only against Aboriginal people in Australia and that continues despite changes of government. Despite decades of supposed reforms in Australia, it's still the most discriminatory place in the world.