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.
As the who's who in the Australian Music Industry descends on Brisbane for Big Sound, National Campaigns Manager Jane Powles joins the energy and the excitement in the Valley this Wednesday to talk Constitutional Recognition with hundreds of artists to build the Rock for Recognition movement.
Daily updates and pics will be posted to facebook.com/RockForRecognition.
National Director Andrew Meehan talks to 2XX FM about the crisis this nation faces with the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people incarcerated.
"Government needs to sit down with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives, particularly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services to set some Justice Targets to address this crisis."