The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system is one of the most significant social justice issues in Australia, with the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all stages of the criminal justice system far exceeding their representation in the community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise 3 per cent of the Australian population and they make up 28% of the total prison population, that is an imprisonment rate 13 times higher than the non-indigenous rate. AboriginalConstitutional Recognition
Referendum for recognition
The Federal Government has agreed to hold a national referendum to ensure Australia’s highest law - the Constitution - recognises the First Peoples of this land and reflects the principle of racial equality.
Dan Sultan set to headline the inaugural Rock For Recognition Series.
Thursday 8 November - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & DJ Ken Eavel
Friday 9 November - The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & The Dead Marines
Saturday 10 November - Bakery Artrage, Perth
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & Wolves at the Door
You Me Unity is calling on organisations to raise awareness and community support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Funding rounds are now open to encourage local activities that help to broaden the positive message of constitutional recognition.
To apply please submit an application to our Funding for Public Awareness Activities Program. Applications for Round 2 close at 5pm 28 September 2012
For Further information click here
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August, 2012
"Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices"
ANTaR is celebrating International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2012 - "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices" by showcasing some Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media. Find showcased media here.
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