The Joint Select Committee met with key stakeholders in Sydney today.
Jacqui Phillips reiterated ANTaR's strong support for Constitutional reform to recognise Australia's First Peoples and to remove racially discriminatory aspects from Australia's founding document.
Read Jacqui's opening statement here
The ANTaR office will be closed from December 24 reopening on January 7.
The online shop will remain open.
Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season.
ANTaR welcomes the introduction of a bill to establish an Act of Recognition and the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee as significant advances on the road to a referendum to recognise Australia’s First Peoples.
ANTaR's media release supporting these developments is available here.
On the 17th September, the Northern Territory Coroner handed down his findings into the death of Kwementyaye Briscoe. The Coroner’s report made strong findings of “multiple failings” by NT Police, including an ‘utter dereliction of duty’ which resulted in Kwementyaye Briscoe’s death.
In this submission we highlight the need for more far-reaching reforms as an urgent priority,
informed by the inequities in the current system, the fact that time is running out for many
Community Elders to see land justice in their life times and the obligations imposed on the
Australian Government by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples (UNDRIP). Due to capacity constraints and the tight timeframe for submission, we
Dan Sultan set to headline the inaugural Rock For Recognition Series.
Thursday 8 November - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & DJ Ken Eavel
Friday 9 November - The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & The Dead Marines
Saturday 10 November - Bakery Artrage, Perth
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & Wolves at the Door
You Me Unity is calling on organisations to raise awareness and community support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Funding rounds are now open to encourage local activities that help to broaden the positive message of constitutional recognition.
To apply please submit an application to our Funding for Public Awareness Activities Program. Applications for Round 2 close at 5pm 28 September 2012
For Further information click here
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August, 2012
"Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices"
ANTaR is celebrating International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2012 - "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices" by showcasing some Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media. Find showcased media here.