The National Justice Coalition today expressed concern that the Budget failed to include the targeted investment needed to change the record on the crisis levels of imprisonment and violence currently being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. read the Media Release from the Change the Record Campaign here.
National Director Andrew Meehan stands in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people against this unfair budget for First Australians at a press conference called this morning by the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.
For more details on ANTaR's response to the budget please read here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR said that tonight’s Budget failed the test of addressing the uncertainty, upheaval and cuts in Indigenous Affairs from the past 12 months. Read ANTaR's statement here.
It's time for sustained, ongoing engagement, education, and taking action from non-Indigenous Australians. Professor Larissa Behrendt and ANTaR National Director Andrew Meehan discuss the need for solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this Guardian piece. Read here.