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Latest Developments:

  • Next step towards Constitutional Recognition

    Last week the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, announced that the Australian Government has established a panel to review public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander constitutional recognition.

  • Rock for Recognition - National Multi-Cultural Festival

    Rock for Recognition has teamed up with the Canberra and District NAIDOC Committee to bring you some more Rock for Recognition at the National Multi-Cultural Festival Saturday February 8.

     

  • Rock for Recognition

    Dan Sultan continues his support of Rock for Recognition in his upcoming 'Back to Basics Tour". See here for more information.

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  • Last week the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, announced that the Australian Government has established a panel to review public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander constitutional recognition.The review follows on from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013, which passed unanimously through the Australian Parliament last year, and is the Government’s next step towards a referendum on the issue.The panel is comprised of former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon John Anderson AO, Deputy Campaign Director of Recognise, Ms Tanya...
  • Addressing supporters at ANTaR’s National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Sydney, Kirstie Parker – Co-Chair of the Close the Gap Committee and Co-Chair of the National Congress – spoke about her vision of Australia becoming “a big and courageous nation” and overcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality.In her address, Ms Parker stressed that in order to achieve this, the Federal Government needs show leadership and forge a nationally coordinated approach to funding with the state and territory governments in collaboration with...

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About ANTaR

ANTaR is a national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights - and overcoming the disadvantage - of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ANTaR has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and leaders on rights and reconciliation issues since 1997. ANTaR is an independent, national network of organisations and individuals working in support of justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

ANTaR is an independent non-government organisation and is non-party-political.

ANTaR has a close and unique working relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.

ANTaR's purpose has always been to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people speaking for themselves, rather than to speak for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ANTaR's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, comprising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and prominent individuals from around Australia, provides ANTaR with direction and feedback.

Central to ANTaR's activities has been the Sea of Hands. Over 300,000 Australians have put their signatures on a hand in the Sea of Hands and helped in its installation in locations around Australia.

ANTaR works on many levels to achieve its goals. This includes maintaining close liaison with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaderships and communities and assisting them to communicate their aspirations and concerns to the wider community; conducting national education and awareness campaigns on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs issues, as well as training, advice and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.

Much of ANTaR's work is carried out by peak state and territory ANTaRs and by numerous local groups. This includes activities focused at a grass-roots level - local reconciliation initiatives which are carried out in conjunction with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and other members of the local community. There are in excess of 200 local ANTaR groups.

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