After Prime Minister McMahon’s Australia Day address, Aboriginal activists including Paul Coe, Gary Foley and Chicka Dixon, agree to form a protest in Canberra. This becomes known as the Aboriginal Embassy. The Aboriginal Medical Service raises funds to pay for buses to take protestors to Canberra. Each week Gordon Briscoe notifies people through community radio and arranges for funds to be dropped at the Medical Service. He takes the hat around at locations like the University of Sydney, especially when Aboriginal speakers have the floor.