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  • Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations join together to call for renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life.For too long, we have witnessed the poor treatment of Sydney Swans star and dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes at the hands of fans during AFL matches. A proud Ambassador of the “Racism. It Stops with Me” Campaign, Goodes is a strong advocate for standing up against racism and for issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.The booing, which has snowballed out of control this year since Goodes proudly displayed...
  • ANTaR is looking to build on our team with a Sea of Hands Program Officer to work on engaging with the Australian community to talk about what we do, some of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and seek their support for our work. Read here for further information and position description.  
  • National advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights today welcomed the agreement between the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, and First Peoples representatives to progress engagement on a proposal for constitutional recognition. ANTaR National Director Andrew Meehan said the meeting was historic, and provided a pathway towards finalising the form recognition of the First Australians in the nations founding document might take.  
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights organisation ANTaR today honours and pays its respects to the connection to land and sea of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.National Director Andrew Meehan said the week was a great opportunity for all Australians to pause, learn about, and pay respects to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander country, particularly that on which we walk and live each day, or travel through on a regular basis.

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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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