News

  • 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.

  • 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.