The Woodward Royal Commission
This ANTAR factsheet provides information on The Woodward Royal Commission, a foundational step in the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights in Australian law.
The Larrakia Petition
This ANTAR factsheet covers the 1972 Larrakia Petition, a powerful demonstration of the feelings of alienation and disempowerment experienced by First Peoples across the country.
The Timber Creek Decision
This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Timber Creek Decision, a landmark Native Title decision handed down by the High Court of Australia in 2019.
The Wik Decision
This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Wik Decision in regards to the Wik Peoples v Queensland.
Petition for action on TreatiesTake Action
ANTaR believes that as Australians, all of us need to understand, as best we can, what Treaties are, why they are important, what they might come to represent and where they might lead us together as reconciled peoples.
Make Mabo day a national public holiday
30 years on from the historic land rights victory, Kaleb Mabo, grandson of Eddie Koiki Mabo, called for Mabo Day, 3 June, to be made a national public holiday.
Petition to make Mabo day a national public holidayTake Action
Petition to make Mabo day a national public holiday.
The Timber Creek compensation case
In what is said to be one of the most significant cases since the Wik and Mabo High Court decisions, the Griffiths v Northern Territory case became the first to seek compensation for the extinguishment of native title rights and interests under the 1993 Native Title Act.
30 years on from Mabo
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Mabo decision in 1992, ANTAR published a series of new resources on native title and lands rights. (more…)
About native title
Who was Eddie Koiki Mabo and what was the landmark ‘Mabo Decision’ in 1992? Learn about other key events in native title and land rights over the past three decades.
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.
The Native Title Act
After three decades of Native Title in Australia, it is estimated that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights and interests in land are formally recognised over around 40 per cent of Australia’s land mass. However, the compromises involved in drafting the Act, court cases and subsequent legislative amendments have left many people wondering whether the Native Title Act fulfils the ‘promise of Mabo’.
The Gurindji Strike
This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Gurindji Strike, as a strike led by Gurindji people to gain their land back, and inspiring First Nations peoples around Australia.
The Mabo Decision
This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Mabo Decision in regards to the Mabo v Queensland (No 2), in which the High Court of Australia overruled two centuries of injustice.
The Yorta Yorta Decision
Following the passage of the Native Title Act, several Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups lodged claims, seeking recognition and protection of their rights and interests in land. One of the first claims across the nation was made by the Yorta Yorta people in February 1994. The Yorta Yorta are an Aboriginal Nation whose traditional land extends across north-eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales, around the junction of the Murray and Goulburn rivers. They sought native title over 1,840 square kilometres of their traditional lands. As Yorta Yorta country has been heavily colonised by non-Indigenous people, the claim was seen as a test cast ‘to show the likely success of native title applications in such areas of Australia’.
The Beetaloo Co-operative Drilling Program
In this submission, ANTAR briefly recaps the environmental, social, cultural and economic objections against both Federal and Territory governments’ pursuit of this industry in the Northern Territory.