News

  • "A Day When Action Breeds Hope"

    Addressing supporters at ANTaR’s National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Sydney, Kirstie Parker – Co-Chair of the Close the Gap Committee and Co-Chair of the National Congress – spoke about her vision of Australia becoming “a big and courageous nation” and overcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality.

  • National Close the Gap Day

    ANTaR supporters joined the expected 150,000 people gathering around the country today to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality on National Close the Gap Day.

    The Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, coordinated by ANTaR in partnership with Oxfam, was one of the record 1250 events taking place across the country.

    Thanks to Close the Gap Campaign Co-Chair Kirstie Parker for speaking at the picnic and to Michael West for his Welcome to Country.

  • Come to our National Close the Gap Day Picnic!

    ANTaR will be marking National Close the Gap Day with our Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, Sydney on Thursday, 20 March. 

    Join us in sending a powerful message to all Members of Parliament that we are committed for the long-term and they should be too.

    Let's send a strong visual image to Canberra that now is not the time to walk away from this generational commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.

  • New National Director

    ANTaR is excited to announce the appointment of Andrew Meehan as the new National Director after a recruitment process that attracted a very strong field of candidates for the position.

    Read our Media Release for further details. 
     

  • Position Open - Assistant Campaigns Officer (part-time)

    ANTaR is seeking an Assistant Campaigns Officer to join our team on a part-time, short-term contract. 

    The Assistant Campaigns Officer will assist in the coordination of campaign activity relating to our three key campaigns - constitutional recognition, justice and health equality.

    The person we are looking for will have experience in campaigning and event management, will be committed to the realisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights and will be available for an immediate start.

  • We have received signs of real progress in Closing the Gap.

    The data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday November 15 are the latest official estimates of life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The data reveals a slight narrowing of the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

    The ABS found that over the past five years the gap has been reduced by 0.08 years for men and 0.1 years for women.

    Make no mistake - There is still a long way to go.

  • The Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee has released its incoming Government brief

    The Close the Gap Campaign Committee has released its briefing paper, calling for an incoming government to priortise a renewed COAG National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap and action on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan to ensure progress on closing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians.

    Read the media release here

  • Rock for Recognition

    Dan Sultan continues his support of Rock for Recognition in his upcoming 'Back to Basics Tour". See here for more information.