Today the Change the Record Coalition urged Governments to take critical leadership to address the rising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment crisis.
The call for action has come with the release yesterday of the most recent NSW custody statistics which show a staggering increase in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in prisons, with an 18 per cent increase since October last year and a 20 per cent increase over the last two years.
The long awaited implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan has been launched today.
“With the launch of the Implementation Plan, we now have a once in a generation opportunity to make real progress in providing health equality, reducing the life expectancy gap and tackling the prevalence of chronic disease in our communities.” Mick Gooda.
"Research over the past decade suggests a chain of causation may be present between mental health conditions (in particular, serious psychological distress) and chronic disease." Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report 2015.
ANTaR joins Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and human rights on the WA cut to re negotiate funding arrangements to ensure essential and municipal services be provided to all of the states residents.
Former AFL Dale Kickett believes only a small change in the life of a young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person can lead to a brighter safer future. You can view Dale's story on our website
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ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, supports calls made by the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and its member organisations for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Ministry to establish a sound relationship based on trust and respect.
Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations join together to call for renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life.
For too long, we have witnessed the poor treatment of Sydney Swans star and dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes at the hands of fans during AFL matches. A proud Ambassador of the “Racism. It Stops with Me” Campaign, Goodes is a strong advocate for standing up against racism and for issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
ANTaR is looking to build on our team with a Sea of Hands Program Officer to work on engaging with the Australian community to talk about what we do, some of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and seek their support for our work. Read here for further information and position description.