ANTaR Factsheet – What is Treaty?
Treaties are accepted around the world as a means of resolving differences between Indigenous peoples and those who have colonised their lands. They have been struck in the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand and are still being negotiated in Canada today. In contrast, no formal treaty has ever been signed between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the British or Australian governments.Read(pdf 184.81 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in Vic
Treaties can deliver for all citizens, we can share with all Victorians the oldest living culture in the world... Our language, our stories. We can enrich Victoria and all Victorians by exposing them to Victorian Aboriginal cultures. Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill GallagherRead(pdf 160.25 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in WA
My heart is weeping with joy. We live with hope because we’ve been knocked from pillar to post for generations. We’ve always lived in hope that we would get to a point of being acknowledged as the first people of this nation. ...The past is past, but we need to move forward to a better future. Noongar elder Elizabeth HaydenRead(pdf 150.69 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in SA
Even just with a mention of treaty, that opens up a different world for us to talk and put things in place, do all sorts of negotiations around how we structure our lives. Ngarrindjeri man and leader, Major SumnerRead(pdf 152.18 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in Qld
Fundamentally, we want to come together as a community and say this is the path we want to take, this is the path we want to explore, and it’s through that process we’ll get a time frame. Deputy Premier Jackie TradRead(pdf 154.71 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in NT
The First Nations of the Northern Territory were self-governing in accordance with their traditional laws and customs. First Nations peoples of the Northern Territory never ceded sovereignty of their lands, seas and waters. Barunga AgreementRead(pdf 149.12 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in ACT
The ACT government is committed to self-determination. We have heard loud and clear that treaty is an important issue for Ngunnawal people. Embarking on a treaty process with government is arguably the ultimate expression of self-determination, and the ACT government and ACT Labor are proud to support that process. Rachel Stephen-Smith, ACT MLA and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AffairsRead(pdf 143.62 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in Tas
I think that moral element is something that is not measurable in dollars and cents but is part of the whole psyche and social fabric of Tasmania that a treaty can deliver. Palawa man and lawyer, Michael MansellRead(pdf 148.96 KB)
ANTaR Factsheet – Treaty in NSW
Treaty can be about completing us. This is our unfinished business. It is about finally and truly expunging the stain of terra nullius – the belief that this was an empty land free for the taking. Wiradjuri man and journalist, Stan GrantRead(pdf 157.96 KB)
ANTaR Native Title Factsheet
The Native Title Act sets out a national system for the recognition and protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights to land. The Act was passed by the Australian Parliament in response to the ground-breaking Mabo decision, which overturned 200 years of injustice. After three decades of Native Title, it is estimated that ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and interests in land are formally recognised over around 40 per cent of Australia’s land mass.’ However, the compromises involved in drafting the Act, court cases and subsequent legislative amendments have left many people wondering whether the Native Title Act fulfils the ‘promise of Mabo’.Read(pdf 158.13 KB)
Factsheet – Cashless Debit CardRead(pdf 154.4 KB)
Treaty in VictoriaRead(pdf 1.84 MB)
Treaty in the Northern TerritoryRead(pdf 1.94 MB)
Treaty in South AustraliaRead(pdf 1.81 MB)
Treaty in Western AustraliaRead(pdf 1.82 MB)
Treaty in QueenslandRead(pdf 2.11 MB)
Treaty in the ACTRead(pdf 1.81 MB)
Treaty in AustraliaRead(pdf 4.62 MB)
2019 NSW State Election ScorecardRead(pdf 292.79 KB)
ALHR Fact Sheet on the Racial Discrimination Act
The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have created a detailed fact sheet on the Racial Discrimination Act and have permitted ANTaR to share it on its website.Read(pdf 116.08 KB)
Budget 2014 Infographic
Our info graphic on the shocking budget cuts and impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Read(pdf 302.55 KB)
Spread the Word
At its heart, Constitutional recognition goes to our values as a nation – how should we reflect the history, culturesand continuing contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our defining document? How do we articulate the standards of equality, non-discrimination and inclusiveness to which we aspire.
The lessons learnt from successful referendums is that political support across all parties is important, and that awareness and ownership by the Australian people is essential.
Our political leaders are partners and collaborators in this historic move towards unity.
The path to success now requires reaching the hearts and minds of the Australian people.
Help us grow the movement with our spread the word flyerRead(pdf 1.39 MB)
20 years since Mabo: The Facts on Native Title
Wondering what the impact of Native Title has been 20 years on?
Read our fact sheet 20 years since Mabo: The Facts on Native TitleRead(pdf 574.31 KB)
How do we change the recordArchive
To Change the Record, we need to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communi-ties to invest in holistic early intervention, prevention and diversion strategies. These are smarter, evidence-based and more cost-effective solutions that increase safety, address the root causes of violence against women and children, cut reoffending and imprisonment rates, and build stronger communities.
Here is our list of what needs to be done.Read(pdf 201.23 KB)
The over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system is one of the most significant social justice issues facing Australia. Read more about it. Download our fact sheet.Read(pdf 2.13 MB)