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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 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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Background

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.

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Survival Day

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 divide us.

Sovereignty

This ANTAR Factsheet discusses Sovereignty, what it is and what it means in the context of First Nations Australia.

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