National Aboriginal Conference

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The National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) was a national organization established to represent Indigenous Australians.

The NAC was originally set up as the "National Aboriginal Consultative Committee" in 1973 by the Whitlam Government. Its members met for the first time in December 1973. The committee soon drew up a constitution with a new name for itself, the National Aboriginal Congress, though the name change was never accepted by the government. The Fraser Government reorganized the group as the National Aboriginal Conference in 1977.[1] It was abolished by the Hawke Government in 1985.[2]


  1. ^ Quentin Beresford, Rob Riley: An Aboriginal leader’s quest for justice, (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2006), 122-3.
  2. ^ The Aboriginal struggle for justice and land rights, Kim Bullimore, Green Left Weekly, January 24, 2001