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  • On 14 February 2017 we witnessed history. Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, handed the Prime Minister the Redfern Statement in a landmark ceremony in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders carried the Redfern Statement into Parliament in a Coolamon (a traditional carrying vessel), handing it to the PM to hold on behalf of Parliament. The clock starts now for the Prime Minister to deliver the genuine, meaningful engagement called for in the Redfern Statement. Help ANTaR make the Redfern...
  • ​​ Next week we are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to take the Redfern Statement to Parliament House and hand it directly to the Prime Minister. The Statement, the development of which was supported by ANTaR, represents the considered views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. It was, and is, an entreaty to prospective governments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be listened to, engaged with, and to be equal partners in decisions made about their lives. Let’s increase the pressure on government to act on the...

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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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