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  • Clear path to a referendum held no later than 2016 is needed, racial non-discrimination must stay

    ANTaR plays a key role in a group of leading NGOs who have released a media statement calling for a renewed sense of urgency to move towards a referendum to recognise the First Australians in our Constitut

  • Rock for Recognition

    As the who's who in the Australian Music Industry descends on Brisbane for Big Sound, National Campaigns Manager Jane Powles joins the energy and the excitement in the Valley this Wednesday to talk Constitutional Recognition with hundreds of...

  • May 27

    Today marks the 47th anniversary since Australia's most successful referendum where Australians voted YES for Aboriginal rights.

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  •  ANTaR would like to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who died this morning.Former Prime Minister Whitlam’s achievements are too many to list; however, ANTaR would like to acknowledge his efforts at forging a better deal for our First Peoples.Mr Whitlam was in many ways a true champion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights.Among his achievements was the adoption of a doctrine of self-determination, supporting decision making by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the introduction of the Land Rights Act and handing back of Wave Hill Cattle...
  • ANTaR plays a key role in a group of leading NGOs who have released a media statement calling for a renewed sense of urgency to move towards a referendum to recognise the First Australians in our Constitution. Media Release can be read here.

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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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