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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Timeline of truth-telling in Australia

Last edited: November 20, 2023

There is growing interest and demand for Australia to engage in truth-telling about the historical and contemporary practices and attitudes that have defined the nation’s relationship with First Nations Peoples.

Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR)

Survey data from Reconciliation Australia suggests there is widespread community interest in and support for truth-telling at local, State and national levels. Eighty three percent of the general community and 87 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples surveyed in the 2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer said that Australia should undertake formal truth-telling processes.

Below is a timeline of some key truth-telling events that have marked Australia’s journey towards truth so far.


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Allies Statement of Commitment Read
ANTAR Impact Report Read
Media Release
ANTAR Response to Closing the Gap Review Read
Media Release
Statement on the Vic Opposition dropping support for Treaty Read
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Truth-telling History of truth-telling in Australia Read More
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