Former AFL Dale Kickett believes only a small change in the life of a young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person can lead to a brighter safer future. You can view Dale's story on our website
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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.
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.
ANTaR is looking to build on our team with a Sea of Hands Program Officer to work on engaging with the Australian community to talk about what we do, some of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and seek their support for our work. Read here for further information and position description.
- Today we welcomed the agreement between the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, and First Peoples representatives to progress engagement on a proposal for constitutional recognition. Read out Statement here.
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.
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.
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.