Stanley Bruce
1923-1929

As Prime Minister I present the results of the Bleakly report. It recommends better living conditions and minimum wages for Aboriginal workers - and increased protection for Aboriginal women harassed by white men.

The Bruce government failed to implement any reforms for Aboriginal workers and their families.

Indigenous perspective

My friends have decided we need to act so we formed the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association. Many of the newspapers are on our side, supporting our cause of aboriginal rights. We are a political organisation. We hold conferences and we go directly to the top with petitions at all political levels. Our membership in New South Wales is 10,000.