ANTaR is a national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights - and overcoming the disadvantage - of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We do this primarily through lobbying, public campaigns and advocacy.
ANTaR's focus is on changing the attitudes and behaviours of non-Indigenous Australians so that the rights and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respected and affirmed across all sections of society.
ANTaR persuades governments, through advocacy and lobbying, to show genuine leadership and build cross-party commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy issues.
ANTaR works to generate in Australia a moral and legal recognition of, and respect for, the distinctive status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as First Peoples.
ANTaR is a non-government, not-for-profit, community-based organisation with a membership consisting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people and groups.
ANTaR campaigns nationally on key issues such as Constitutional Recognition, Justice, Close The Gap, Native Title and other key issues.
ANTaR has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and leaders on rights and reconciliation issues since 1997.
Why is ANTaR here?
ANTaR is here to achieve justice and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by working to gain support for key social justice issues from non-Indigenous Australians. ANTaR's primary public campaign in its early years was the Sea of Hands.
ANTaR's work remains crucial because injustice and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage persist.
ANTaR is effective because of the thousands of people from around Australia who are involved.
Find out more about ANTaR's people:
- Staff and Volunteers,
- National Management Committee, and
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group.
ANTaR has affiliate organisations around Australia and in Europe. If you would like to become an ANTaR member or get involved locally with local events and campaigns, we encourage you to contact the affiliate nearest you.