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Current Campaigns

Latest Developments:

  • May 27

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

  • 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.


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  • Jukurrpa 2015 Diary

    • Jukurrpa Diary 2015
    The beautiful Jukurrpa diary is now available for 2015. Features contemporary Central Australian Aboriginal art in a high quality format.
  • Carpentaria

    • Carpentaria
    By Alexis Wright. An epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland. Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
  • Back on The Block

    • Back on the Block
    Bill Simon spent 8 years in Kinchela Boys' Home. A life of self-abuse and crime followed, until he turned his life around. Bill now helps other members of the Stolen Generation find their voice.
  • Beyond White Guilt

    • Beyond White Guilt
    By Sarah Maddison. A deeply provocative call for white Australians to take personal responsibility for the ongoing impact of colonisation on Aboriginal Australians.

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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