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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The Productivity Commission’s Closing the Gap draft report overwhelmingly shows that progress on the key targets for improving life outcomes for First Nations peoples is falling short of envisaged expectations, with limited accountability for this failure and a lack of an overall strategic approach to deliver systemic transformation of government organisations.

The enduring gap between First Nations and non-Indigenous Australians is grounded in colonialism. It is ANTAR’s position that until governments fully grasp the extent to which their systems, policies and ways of working are still deeply embedded in and informed by the settler colonial paradigm – and until true ‘nation to nation’ power-sharing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is built into the architecture of our governance systems – true transformative change will be elusive.