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  • National Close the Gap Day Picnic

    Help us make the 2015 National Close the Gap Day Picnic the best ever.

  • Government must match commitments with investment to close the gap

    As the Prime Minister delivers his closing the gap address to parliament today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR is calling for increased investment and certainty for Aboriginal and Torres St

  • We Can't Lose Momentum Now

        

    Like our supporters, we won’t accept the life of an Aboriginal child born today being a decade shorter than other Australian children.

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  • ANTaR National Director Andrew Meehan talked to 2SER recently about the the Prime Minister’s comments that showed enormous disrespect and a complete lack of understanding of connection to land, the importance of culture, and the positive impact of both on health and wellbeing.Click here to listen to the interview on 2SER website
  • Yesterday more than 150,000 Australians gathered in over 1500 community events to mark National Close the Gap Day.  This was an unprecedented show of public support for closing the appalling health equality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.  Along with campaign partners National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia we held the Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic in the iconic Redfern Park.Supporters from around Sydney, including Greg Inglis and his South Sydney Rabbitohs team mates joined us in ...

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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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