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.
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- 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.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rights Advocacy organisation ANTaR today warmly welcomed the reappointment of Mick Gooda as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today called on government to act on unacceptable incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read our Media Release here.
ANTaR has just launched a petition calling on the PM, Opposition Leader and others to commit urgently to a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution and ensure threre is no place for racial discrimination in it.
Sign our petition here - http://antar.org.au/petitions/recognition
ANTaR would like to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who died this morning.
Former Prime Minister Whitlam’s achievements are too many to list; however, ANTaR would like to acknowledge his efforts at forging a better deal for our First Peoples.
Mr Whitlam was in many ways a true champion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights.
ANTaR plays a key role in a group of leading NGOs who have released a media statement calling for a renewed sense of urgency to move towards a referendum to recognise the First Australians in our Constitution.
Media Release can be read here.