The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023 seeks to strengthen the protection of First Nations cultural heritage as well as to establish minimum standards of consultation with First Nations peoples driven by free, prior & informed consent, including their right to be considered ‘relevant persons’ in the development of environment plans for offshore energy projects.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have suffered the loss of their cultural heritage sites at the hands of development – by many industries – for generations, and these losses are ongoing. Thus far, state and Commonwealth governments have failed in their duty to protect First Nations cultural heritage. It is well past time to correct these failures with proper legislative change.