Close the Gap: A Ten-Year Review
This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy with its target to achieve life expectancy equality by 2030. Ten-years after its commencement it is time to critically analyse why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap.Read(pdf 15.4 MB)
Free to be Kids National Plan of Action
On Monday 27 November outside Parliament House in Canberra, ANTaR and the Change the Record Campaign launched the Free to be Kids Plan of Action to tackle the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth.Read(pdf 849.31 KB)
Uluru Statement from the Heart
The Statement From the Heart was made on the 26 May 2017 by delegates at the Referendum Convention at Uluru.Read(pdf 261.77 KB)
Rod Little Speech to the Redfern Statement Breakfast 14 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.Read(docx 19.04 KB)
Dr Jackie Huggins Speech at the Redfern Statement Breakfast 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.Read(docx 50.29 KB)
Over 100 organisations release statement calling for Royal Commission to be independent, and broader in scope.
Call for the Royal Commission to be conducted completely independently from the Northern Territory Government and for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system.Read(pdf 92.71 KB)
Summary of Election 2016 Political Party Positions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples have released this Summary of Election 2016 Political Party Positions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander IssuesRead(docx 37.5 KB)
Meeting with your local candidate
A guide to meeting with your local candidate.Read(pdf 128.21 KB)
“The Things That Must Be Done…” **
Bob Debus highlights the incarceration crisis in the Second Frank Walker Memorial Lecture - “The Things That Must Be Done…” ** Some Genuine Decision-Making Power: Dealing with the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the prison systemRead(pdf 243.82 KB)
“Australia must and can be better than this”
Joint Statement on racism directed at Adam Goodes
“Australia must and can be better than this”
Following the weekend’s events when prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes was booed at every turn during the Swans v West Coast Eagles AFL match.
Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations (listed overleaf) join together to call for renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life.
For too long, we have witnessed the poor treatment of Sydney Swans star and dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes at the hands of fans during AFL matches. A proud Ambassador of the “Racism. It Stops with Me” Campaign, Goodes is a strong advocate for standing up against racism and for issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Learn more in ANTaR's media release.Read(pdf 76.42 KB)
Statement presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees following meeting held with the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader on Constitutional Recognition
Joint Statement following historic discussion between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives, the Prime Minister, and the Opposition Leader on recognising the First Australians in the Constitution.Read(pdf 308.27 KB)
Close the Gap - Media Release
The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the quarantining of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programmes from further cuts in the 2015–16 Budget but says the pain and uncertainty around last year’s Budget cuts still linger.Read(pdf 347.88 KB)
Change the Record Media Release
The National Justice Coalition today expressed concern that the Budget failed to include the targeted investment needed to change the record on the crisis levels of imprisonment and violence currently being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Read(pdf 337.42 KB)
Opening Statement to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Opening statement delivered by Andrew Meehan appearing before the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples at their Sydney hearing February 20, 2015.Read(pdf 129.99 KB)
Government must act now to meet its commitment on justice targets
It’s now time government acted on its commitment to set a destination and chart the course to get us there in relation to incarceration and to do so with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Government should put this issue on the COAG agenda as a matter of urgency and work towards the development of justice targets. It must meet its commitment on setting targets to reduce incarceration.
By Andrew Meehan, ANTaR National DirectorRead(pdf 1.3 MB)
Joint Select Committee on the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Progress Report
This progress report by the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples provides an overview of recent developments, reflects on the roundtable discussion that took place on the 30th April 2013 with key stakeholders including ANTaR's National Director Gary Highland and discusses the committees role in the next steps towards Constitutional Recognition.Read(pdf 1.03 MB)
Ian Thorpe Open Letter
In an open letter Close the Gap patron Ian Thorpe called for all state and territory governments to contribute their fair share and commit to renewing the ‘National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes’.Read(pdf 631.68 KB)
Opening Statement to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Jacqui Phillips appeared before the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples at their Sydney hearing today.Read(pdf 54.75 KB)
ANTaR Rights Stuff 2012/13 Product Catalogue
ANTaR's Rights Stuff Program works to generate economic, cultural and social benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by offering a range of vibrant and thoughtful products.
In doing so, ANTaR actively promotes a more just and equitable Australia.Read(pdf 1.42 MB)
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)
8 ways to take action for Constitutional change
8 ways to get more involved and take action to support Constitutional change.Read(pdf 132.19 KB)
Event hints and tips
Passionate about enshrining recognition and equality in our Constitution but don’t know where to start? Download these great ideas and helpful hints for organising your own events and activities.Read(pdf 210.23 KB)
Report of the Expert Panel on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
In 2011 the Expert Panel was tasked with reporting to Government on the options for constitutional change and approaches to a referendum that would be most likely to obtain widespread support across the Australian community. They engaged with fellow Australians in conversations that took place in communities, towns and cities across the country and which, gave the Panel invaluable insights into how people from many backgrounds and walks of life want to see their sense of nationhood and citizenship reflected in the Constitution. This report outlines recommendations that includes substantive change to the Constitution, that recognises the true status of First Australians and that removes racial discrimination from the document.Read(pdf 14.35 MB)