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The committee was established to complete an inquiry, commenced by another Senate committee, regarding the 'environmental conditions', and the preservation of sacred sites, of Indigenous Australians. The committee's report described the inquiry as a 'national examination of the diverse factors influencing the lives of Aboriginal and Islander peoples.'


Gordon Sinclair Davidson


Neville Thomas Bonner


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Tony Mulvihill, committee member, Interview with Ron Hurst, 1985, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/77, session 29, 00:07:02-00:08:09.

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Committee timeline – First Indigenous person to chair a Senate committee


Date tabledTitleRead report
Environmental Conditions of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and the Preservation of their Sacred SitesParliamentary paper number 199/1976
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