Purpose

Statement of Purpose

"To engage, educate and mobilise a broad community movement to advocate for justice, rights and respect for Australia's First Peoples."

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, Rights and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

ANTaR is an independent non-government organisation and is non-party-political.

Our Principles 

We actively support the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to self determination

We are committed to social justice and the full realisation of human rights, including those expressed in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.

We believe in empowerment and community development.

We believe in speaking up about injustice and inequality.

We believe that all Australians have a role to play in achieving a just Australia in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' rights as First Peoples are recognised, respected and enjoyed.   

The Way We Work

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

We are guided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in setting our campaign priorities and direction.

We partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.

We seek to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.

We build alliances with other organisations and across sectors in support of common goals.

We hold governments to account and advocate for alternative policy solutions based on evidence.

We seek to educate the broader community about justice, rights and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We work closely with members, State and Territory ANTaRs, and our Campaigns and Advocacy Council.

We work in a way that is accountable and transparent, and have a systematic commitment to monitor and evaluate our work against stated outcomes and conducting impact evaluation of our work.

 

For more information about our vision and goals, download our current Strategic Plan.