• Aboriginal people are excluded from the vote, pensions, employment in post offices, enlistment in armed forces and maternity allowance.
  • Federation – The Commonwealth Constitution states “in reckoning the numbers of people… Aboriginal natives shall not be counted”. It also states that the Commonwealth would legislate for any race except Aboriginal people. This leaves the power over Aboriginal Affairs with the states.
  • The government introduces the white Australia policy, trying to ban all non-Caucasian people from entering the country.