Nation must find a more inclusive date for our national day
Tomorrow on 26 January, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and many other Australians will be honouring the resilience of First People in surviving the legacy of invasion, instead of celebrating Australia’s national holiday.
Read more in our Media Release.Read(pdf 721.18 KB)
State of Reconciliation Report
Twenty-five years after the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR), this report examines the state of reconciliation in Australia today. The report uses a five dimensional framework of reconciliation to measure and analyse Australia’s progress over this time and set out a roadmap for a reconciled Australia. The intention is to spark a renewed national conversation about how, over the next 25 years, we can move towards becoming a reconciled, just and equitable Australia.Read(pdf 492.88 KB)
Nation needs more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of parliamentNational advocacy organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, ANTaR, today welcomed this week’s announcement of two Aboriginal leaders’ intention to run for election to Federal Parliament.Read(pdf 213.36 KB)
Reconciliation in Parliament
Now in its 9th year, Reconciliation in Parliament is a joint initiative of the NSW Reconciliation Council and ANTaR NSW to bring together parliamentarians from across the political spectrum in a bipartisan commitment to reconciliation. This years forum focuses on Aboriginal healing through languages and culture.
ANTaR NSW President Kate Aubrey-Poiner said “Culturally strong and community led healing is essential in improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples in NSW. This seminar in Parliament looks at the importance of languages and culture in healing in NSW and shares knowledge of healing with communities and the NSW Parliament.Read(pdf 217.46 KB)
Paul Keating's Redfern speech
Redfern Speech (Year for the World's Indigenous People) – Delivered in Redfern Park by Prime Minister Paul Keating, 10 December 1992.Read(pdf 64.95 KB)
Sorry Day: A reminder of unfinished business
National Sorry Day is a reminder of the personal pain and ongoing damage caused by our nation's failure to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as equals.
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Are we there yet? A Reconciliation Progress Report 2010
This Reconciliation Progress Report assesses progress in the ten years since the December 2000 Final Report of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. The report calls on governments to advance their commitment to ‘resetting’ the relationship with Indigenous Australians by developing a clear reconciliation agenda. It makes a number of recommendations aimed at resetting relationships, respecting rights and resourcing reconciliation activities and groups. These include a proposed process for negotiated agreement-making, a broad and consultative constitutional reform process and a plan to close the Indigenous health gap.Read(pdf 945.08 KB)
ANTaR Makes Australia Day Call for A Year of Re-commitment to Addressing the Unfinished Business of ‘Reconciliation’
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) called on governments and community organisations to revisit the reconciliation process and in particular address the unfinished business.Read(pdf 303.28 KB)