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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The Issues

ANTAR campaigns nationally on a broad scope of key issues for First Nations people and communities. Our focus has evolved over the years to address critical issues of the time.

Current focus issues include Truth Telling, Cultural HeritageJustice, VoiceNative Title & Land Rights, Treaty, Closing the Gap, UNDRIP, Racism, and Survival Day.

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Cultural Heritage

What is First Nations cultural heritage? What is the history of cultural heritage in Australia and where we are up to now? Join the movement for stronger cultural heritage protection.

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Treaty

Australia needs treaties with the First Nations Peoples of this continent to move forwards together – it’s time for Treaty.

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Truth-telling

In order to move forward toward a better future, Australia must face the real history of the injustices of our past and present. Truth-telling is our shared responsibility.

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Voice

The constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice to Parliament is crucial to recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ right to self-determination and honouring the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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Justice

The over-representation of First Nations Peoples in the criminal justice system, including the criminalisation and incarceration of First Nations children, is one of the most significant social justice issues in Australia today.

On 3 June 1992, Eddie Koiki Mabo of Mer Island won his peoples’ native title claim when the High Court of Australia ruled to overturn the lie of terra nullius. 30 years on, take action and sign our petition to make Mabo Day a national public holiday.

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Closing the Gap

ANTAR has long advocated for governments to address health and other inequalities that disproportionately affect First Nations Peoples. There are systemic, entrenched and pervasive inequities that burden First Nations people and communities and impact life outcomes overall.

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Racism

ANTAR is committed to combating racism in Australia through our advocacy for justice and respect. ANTAR believes that all people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, have the right to live their lives free of racial discrimination.

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UNDRIP

With 370 million Indigenous peoples globally, ensuring their rights are protected and their needs are heard is vital for the preservation of Indigenous cultures – including languages, beliefs, practices and more. First Nations Peoples in Australia are entitled to the full realisation of their rights as articulated in relevant human rights treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and specifically the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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Survival Day

26 January is not a date to celebrate. It’s a day for acknowledging the British invasion of sovereign First Nations lands, and respecting the resistance and survival of First Nations Peoples in the face of systematic and ongoing injustice and denial of rights.

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