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.
Today marks the 47th anniversary since Australia's most successful referendum where Australians voted YES for Aboriginal rights. Today's generation have an opportunity to finally recognise the First Australians in a referendum - find out more and get involved here
Last week the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, announced that the Australian Government has established a panel to review public support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander constitutional recognition.
The review follows on from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act 2013, which passed unanimously through the Australian Parliament last year, and is the Government’s next step towards a referendum on the issue.