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  • 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.

  • Government needs to close respect gap with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today called on government to engage more and listen to First Peoples to develop a better understanding of culture, connection to land, and health and wellbeing. The call comes following the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about plans to close more than 150 communities in Western Australia where he said that government could not fund ‘lifestylechoices ’.

  • National Close the Gap Day Picnic

    Help us make the 2015 National Close the Gap Day Picnic the best ever. Join us at 12pm on March 19 in Redfern Park, Sydney with National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia, to plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality.

  • The IAS tendering process has been opaque and uncl ear

    Uncertainty and confusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations with Indigenous Advancement Strategy funding round. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today called for greater transparency, clarity and engagement in the approach to funding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, programs and organisations.  Read our release here.

  • Government must match commitments with investment to close the gap

    As the Prime Minister delivers his closing the gap address to parliament today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR is calling for increased investment and certainty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and organisations.

    Read our Media Release here

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  • The Year Ahead - Together we can make a difference

    It's hard to believe that it's mid January 2015 already - we've got a lot to do and we've hit the ground running! We've seen massive cuts to Aboriginal services, peak organisations and programs in 2014, and the impact of those cuts will start to bite this year.  That's why we're gearing up for a huge year of action and we hope that you'll join us in what will be a critical year for our First Peoples. Read here for a picture of what we've got planned.