Share the excitement experienced at the inaugural Rock for Recognition concerts.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the historic National Apology, ANTaR welcomes the passage of the Act of Recognition as another important act of reconciliation and an expression of goodwill by the Parliament to lead the journey ahead.
"We commend Prime Minister Gillard and Mr Abbott for affirming their shared commitment to achieving Constitutional Recognition of the First Peoples in Federal Parliament today,” said Jacqueline Phillips, National Director.
A significant step along the road to Constitutional Recognition is fast approaching. The Bill of Recognition introduced to Federal Parliament in November is expected to be voted on next Wednesday 13 February.
The Joint Select Committee met with key stakeholders in Sydney today.
Jacqui Phillips reiterated ANTaR's strong support for Constitutional reform to recognise Australia's First Peoples and to remove racially discriminatory aspects from Australia's founding document.
Read Jacqui's opening statement here
ANTaR welcomes the introduction of a bill to establish an Act of Recognition and the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee as significant advances on the road to a referendum to recognise Australia’s First Peoples.
ANTaR's media release supporting these developments is available here.
Dan Sultan set to headline the inaugural Rock For Recognition Series.
Thursday 8 November - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & DJ Ken Eavel
Friday 9 November - The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & The Dead Marines
Saturday 10 November - Bakery Artrage, Perth
Dan Sultan w/ Leah Flanagan & Wolves at the Door
You Me Unity is calling on organisations to raise awareness and community support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Funding rounds are now open to encourage local activities that help to broaden the positive message of constitutional recognition.
To apply please submit an application to our Funding for Public Awareness Activities Program. Applications for Round 2 close at 5pm 28 September 2012
For Further information click here