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  • Genuine partnership based on trust and respect is a must

    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. 

  • “Australia must and can be better than this”

    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.

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    A week to respect and honour First Peoples spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights organisation ANTaR today honours and pays its respects to the connection to land and sea of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

     

    National Director Andrew Meehan said the week was a great opportunity for all Australians to pause, learn about, and pay respects to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander country, particularly that on which we walk and live each day, or travel through on a regular basis.

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    Report an important step towards a referendum to recognise First Peoples

    Advocacy organisation ANTaR said the tabling of the Final Report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was another milestone in moves towards a referendum. 

    National Director Mr Andrew Meehan said the Report formed an important part of the national conversation needed to finalise a proposal to put to a referendum.  

  • National Reconciliation Week

    How Recconilied Are We?

    Relationships have been built, trust and respect has widened and there exists today a greater awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and our shared histories, than what existed in the decades that preceded the turn of the century. 
     

    This week is an opportunity to renew our commitment to reconciliation, and reflect on how far we have come as well as the journey ahead towards a reconciled nation.  

  • 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.