News

  • 16 organisations release Blueprint for Change on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment and violence rates

    The Change the Record Coalition will today meet in Canberra to launch the ‘Blueprint for Change’. This is the first time a broad range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous organisations have come together with a concrete plan for Federal, State and Territory Governments to change the record on soaring Aboriginal imprisonment rates and high levels of experienced violence.

  • Changing the record on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Incarceration

    UN Review makes clear that it’s time Australia got serious about reducing First Peoples’ incarceration

    ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, today called on government to demonstrate its commitment to First Peoples’ human rights by acting on the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review.

  • Governments urged to change the record, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment gap widens

    Today the Change the Record Coalition urged Governments to take critical leadership to address the rising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment crisis.

    The call for action has come with the release yesterday of the most recent NSW custody statistics which show a staggering increase in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in prisons, with an 18 per cent increase since October last year and a 20 per cent increase over the last two years.

  • Implementation Plan

    The long awaited implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan has been launched today.

     “With the launch of the Implementation Plan, we now have a once in a generation opportunity to make real progress in providing health equality, reducing the life expectancy gap and tackling the prevalence of chronic disease in our communities.” Mick Gooda.

  • ‪#‎mentalhealthweek2015‬

    "Research over the past decade suggests a chain of causation may be present between mental health conditions (in particular, serious psychological distress) and chronic disease." Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report 2015.

  • WA Community closures

    ANTaR joins Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and human rights on the WA cut to re negotiate funding arrangements to ensure essential and municipal services be provided to all of the states residents.

  • Let's make it 250,000!

    Amazing news! Over 200,000 Australians want to Close the Gap and achieve Indigenous health equality.

    But why stop there? Let’s make it 250,000! 

    The greater our voice, the quicker we can end the more than 10 year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.

    Join the generation that’s closing the gap.

    Hit SHARE if you’re up for the challenge, then sign the pledge: http://bit.ly/ox_ctg

  • Genuine partnership based on trust and respect is a must

    ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, supports calls made by the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and its member organisations for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Ministry to establish a sound relationship based on trust and respect.