News

  • Greater Investment in Communities is Needed, post-Budget

    The National Justice Coalition today expressed concern that the Budget failed to include the targeted investment needed to change the record on the crisis levels of imprisonment and violence currently being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. read the Media Release from the Change the Record Campaign here. 

  • An unfair budget

    National Director Andrew Meehan stands in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people against this unfair budget for First Australians at a press conference called this morning by the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. 

    For more details on ANTaR's response to the budget please read here.   

  • Unfair Budget has left Indigenous Affairs adrift

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR said that tonight’s Budget failed the test of addressing the uncertainty, upheaval and cuts in Indigenous Affairs from the past 12 months.  Read ANTaR's statement here.

  • Urgent Reminder

    This is an reminder that rallies are taking place across Australia (and the world) TODAY to stop the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia. 

    Find a rally near you here.

    ANTaR supporters will be heading to rallies around the country.

    SYDNEY 

  • OPEN LETTER: CUTS TO LEGAL SERVICES WILL HAVE DISASTROUS IMPACT ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

    26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, health, community, and legal peak organisations write an open letter to the PM to request an urgent reversal of the proposed funding cuts to legal assistance services under the Attorney General’s portfolio, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), its peak body National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS), Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and the Legal Aid Commissions (LAC

  • National Close the Gap Day 2015

    Yesterday more than 150,000 Australians gathered in over 1500 community events to mark National Close the Gap Day.  

    This was an unprecedented show of public support for closing the appalling health equality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.  

    Along with campaign partners National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia we held the Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic in the iconic Redfern Park.