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The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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Campaign for Change

ANTAR is working with First Nations leaders and partner organisations to build widespread public support for the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, in full. Our mission is to elevate Australia, to become the nation we need to become, through the realisation of Voice, Treaty and Truth. 

YES TO VOICE, TREATY, TRUTH!

On the night of the Federal election in May 2022, the Labor Prime Minister-elect, Anthony Albanese opened his victory speech with acknowledgment of Country and reaffirmed his party’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart with a referendum to constitutionally enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament.

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I commit to the Uluru Statement from the Heart … 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.

The subsequent and expected appointment of Wiradjuri woman, the Hon Linda Burney MP as the new Minister for Indigenous Australians and senior Yawuru man, Senator Pat Dodson as Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, further lifted expectations for a referendum in the coming year and there is a sense of hope and momentum for change.

Fittingly for our 25th year as an ally movement in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and rights, ANTAR will stand with the First Nations communities to campaign for YES in a referendum to enshrine Voice. We have already been working for the past three years on elevating the public conversation on Treaty in the States and Territories and the need to begin the work of a national Treaty process.

ANTAR stands for the ‘Australia as we must become’ and this referendum is an opportunity to directly pursue that vision for Australia, to elevate the nation. This is what we do. This is what we exist for.

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.

WHY YES TO VOICE

YES is a Fair Go

One of Australia’s abiding myths is the value of a ‘fair go’ for everyone. The reality has always been something else but there have been, periodically, moments where the values of a fair go have proven decisive. The message that a YES vote for Voice is the essence of a fair go appeals to this Australian value. It is a fair go because it is right. It is a fair go because it is addressing a historic wrong that was not a fair go.

YES means we want something better for each other

First Nations Australians need a Voice, non-Indigenous Australians need First Nations Australians to have a Voice. This change is good for everyone. This is a fresh start. We can have a real conversation when all Voices can be heard.

Allies Say YES

This is when it counts. True allies are there when it counts. This is a collective action for good. Friends and Family are there in a time of need. We don’t fear change, we embrace it. We understand the value of Voice for the First Nations peoples.

It’s time to get it done (must not fail)

We won’t let our governments and parliaments be a drag on this long overdue change any longer. We are determined to see this through. We have talked long enough. Years of consultation, of asking and re-asking. We have the answer – Voice, Treaty and Truth for a reconciled Australia.

Elevating Australia

ANTAR’s mission. This is how we progress Justice and Rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We elevate the message of First Nations people. We honour the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart – to walk together in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. This is about Australia as it must become.

LEARN MORE

  • YES to VOICE: Snapshot, Background, Recent Developments, and The Way Forward.

  • TIME FOR TREATY: What is Treaty? Tracing Treaty in Australia, Treaty in the States and Territories, and Where are we up to now?

  • The Uluru Dialogue: the Uluru Dialogue represents the cultural authority of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and leads community education on the Uluru Statement’s reforms of Voice, Treaty and Truth. The Uluru Dialogue is based at the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Sydney.

  • From the Heart: From the Heart is a campaign for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament that is enshrined in the Constitution. It is now time for The Australian people to come together through a referendum and make this fair and practical change.