YES TO VOICE, TREATY, TRUTH!
On election in May 2022, PM Anthony Albanese committed to the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full and a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the constitution through the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
Together we can embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We can answer its patient, gracious call for a Voice enshrined in our constitution. Because all of us ought to be proud that amongst our great multicultural society we count the oldest living continuous culture in the world.
Unfortunately, the Referendum on Recognition and a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution that was put to the Australian people on 14 October 2023 was unsuccessful.
As an ally movement in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and rights for over 25 years, ANTAR will continue to stand with First Nations communities to demand the Uluru Statement’s calls to action are answered.
We continue to work at elevating the public conversation and generating support for State and Territory-based treaties, truth-telling and voice bodies. We also continue to support the formation of a Makarrata Commission to oversee a national Treaty and Truth-Telling process.
ANTAR stands for the ‘Australia as we must become’ and the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart is an opportunity to directly pursue that vision for Australia, to elevate the nation.
ANTAR draws on its strengths as a credible ally to First Nations communities; a respected contributor to the debate and a trusted platform for the voices of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and partners; and a mobiliser of public support for reconciliation, treaty and shared truth.