2016 Federal Election

  • Rod Little Speech to the Redfern Statement Breakfast 14 February 2017

    Last published: 16 February 2017

    Read Rod Little, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, speech at the Redfern Statement Breakfast at Parliament House Canberra on 14 February 2017.

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  • Dr Jackie Huggins Speech at the Redfern Statement Breakfast 14 February 2017

    Last published: 14 February 2017

    Read Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, speech at the Redfern Statement Breakfast at Parliament House Canberra on 14 February 2017.

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  • Reconciliation Barometer shows need to keep protections against racism

    Last published: 9 February 2017
    National advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights ANTaR, today called on government to start looking at First Peoples’ lived experience of racism, and leave the RDA protections untouched.The call came as the National Reconciliation Barometer was released, showing an increase of racism experienced by First Peoples.Read more in our media release
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  • PM must engage with and listen to First Peoples

    Last published: 30 August 2016Author: ANTaR

    ANTaR, national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights today called for the Prime Minister and his government to reset the relationship with First Peoples.

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  • Meeting Your Local MP

    Last published: 26 August 2016Author: ANTaR

    A guide to meeting with your local member. 

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  • New Government must ensure addressing First Peoples' disadvantage is a national priority

    Last published: 12 July 2016Author: ANTaR

    National advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights - ANTaR, today congratulated the Coalition on its election win and called for it to ensure addressing First Peoples' disadvantage is a national priority for this term of government.

    ANTaR National Director, Andrew Meehan said that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people fare the worst across almost every social and economic indicator.

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

    Last published: 24 June 2016Author: National Congress

    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, this Communique outlines proposed steps for the incoming Federal Government. 

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  • Summary of Election 2016 Political Party Positions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues

    Last published: 24 June 2016

    National Congress of Australia's First Peoples have released this Summary of Election 2016 Political Party Positions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues

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  • Sustained focus needed to address violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

    Last published: 20 June 2016

    National advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights - ANTaR, today welcomed announcements from all parties on violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, but called for sustained, longer term investment.

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  • Labor policy announcement a step towards 'Redfern Statement' calls

    Last published: 16 June 2016Author: ANTaR

    ANTaR - national advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, has today welcomed the release of Labor’s Closing the Gap policy platform in Redfern.

     

    National Director Andrew Meehan said that it appeared that Labor had heard and responded to the historic ‘Redfern Statement’ made by 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative organisations, supported by more than 50 other organisations and three national campaign.

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  • We can and must do better

    Last published: 10 June 2016Author: ANTaR

    ANTaR 2016 Election Statement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

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  • Meeting with your local candidate

    Last published: 10 June 2016Author: ANTaR

    A guide to meeting with your local candidate.

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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations Unite

    Last published: 9 June 2016Author: ANTaR

    Today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak representative bodies delivered an historic statement and call for all political parties to listen to them to address the appalling disadvantage faced by First Peoples.

     

    ANTaR, as a supporting organisation to the statement, calls on all political parties to commit to the clear policy platform set out, and for the incoming government and parliament to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their representatives to fully implement it.

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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations Unite

    Last published: 9 June 2016Author: Aboriginal Peak Bodies

    The Redfern Statement

    An urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

    "We are here today, the 9th of June 2016, in Redfern where in 1992 Prime Minister Paul Keating spoke truth about this nation – that the disadvantage faced by First Peoples affects and is the responsibility of all Australians."

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