Professor Marcia Langton is one of Australia’s most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist at Queensland University in the 1960s, and since then has worked with the Central Land Council, the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody, and the Cape York Land Council. She joined the former Northern Territory University in the 1990s, and has since 2000, worked at The University of Melbourne. Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia, and has authored several books. In 1999 Professor Langton was one of five Indigenous leaders who were granted an audience with the Queen when Australians were debating the then imminent referendum on whether Australia should be a republic.