UNDRIP in Australia
What was Australia’s initial response to UNDRIP?
How did the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples come about? And what does it mean to First Nations People around the world?
With 370 million Indigenous peoples globally, ensuring their rights are protected and their needs are heard is vital for the preservation of Indigenous cultures – including languages, beliefs, practices and more. First Nations Peoples in Australia are entitled to the full realisation of their rights as articulated in relevant human rights treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and specifically the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
The Redfern Speech: 30 Years On
This ANTAR Factsheet provides a background on Prime Minister Paul Keating’s 1992 Redfern Speech, 30 years on (includes transcript). (more…)
Survival Day Events Listing
Here’s a summary of Survival Day events happening around Australia on 26 January 2023 – a way to mark the day respectfully. Contact us to update or add an event to our listing.
The Great Debate
Every year, the celebration of Australia Day on 26 January causes more and more controversy, with an increasing number of Australians believing that 26 January is not the date to celebrate.
Why we should rethink 26 Jan
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as many non-Indigenous Australians, believe that 26 January cannot be a day of national unity as it marks the date of invasion and the start of dispossession in Australia.
On 26 January 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip raised the flag of Great Britain and proclaimed a colonial outpost at Warrane (Sydney Cove), on the sovereign lands of the Gadigal Peoples of the Eora Nation.
26 January is not the date to celebrate. It’s a day for respecting the survival of First Nations Peoples in the face of systematic ongoing injustice. We need a national day that brings all Australians together, rather than divides us.
This ANTAR Factsheet discusses Self-Determination, what it is and what it means in the context of First Nations Australia.