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The Whitlam (Labor) government abolishes the White Australia Policy and introduces a policy of self-determination. The change provides the right to cultural and linguistic maintenance and management of natural resources on Aboriginal land.
After having been in effect for more than 70 years, the government announces that the White Australia policy has ended.
When migration began here on January 26th 1788 all Australians were black and the first migrants were white and not very well selected I might say.— Al Grassby, Minister for Immigration 1972–1974 
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'Immigration Nation', 3-part SBS series, Part 3