2016 Federal Election

  • History in the Making

    On 14 February 2017 we witnessed history. Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, handed the Prime Minister the Redfern Statement in a landmark ceremony in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.

  • First Peoples workshop with Minister Scullion

    Today National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies met with Minister Scullion to workshop progressing the Redfern Statement. The meeting provided an opportunity to develop a greater degree of understanding and mutual appreciation of the complexity of the Indigenous Portfolio which requires a whole of government approach.  

    First Peoples called on the next steps to include:

  • PM Meet with First Peoples

    ANTaR supported the voices of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations today as MPs arrived at Parliament House for the opening of the 45th Parliament.

  • Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations met today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government.

    The following First steps for a new relationship have been called for

    1) A meeting between the Prime Minister and a coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders within a month of forming government

  • Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

    "National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations will gather together today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government. The meeting follows a previous gathering on 9 June, when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations jointly signed the historic ‘Redfern Statement’."

  • Become a Sea of Hands Campaigner

    We are calling on our supporters to become a Sea of Hands Campaigner and actively engage with their local politicians this election to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs is not forgotten.

    You can take action with the tools below.

    1. Familiarise yourself with our election policy platform

    2. Review meeting with your local candidates form.

    3. Set up a meeting and speak with your local candidates

    4. You can also report back to us to support our campaign work