Campaigns and Issues

  • Constitutional Recognition

    The Statement From Heart is a powerful and unique statement of consensus from the many First Nations represented, now is the time to heed their calls and address how Australia’s founding document acknowledges First Nations People.
  • Change the Record

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous people. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can change the record.
  • Time for Treaty

    Read our resource ‘Treaty in Australia’ which examines what Treaty is, the history of Treaties with First Nations here and elsewhere, and where we are now. Take action and support the Treaty movement, we need your help
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  • National Close the Gap Day

    Organising and running a National Close the Gap Day activity is easy and fun. Each activity plays a vital role helping to advocate for health equality. Register below.
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  • Hands Up! Australia

    For over 20 years the Sea of Hands has been a symbol that engages Australians with Reconciliation. Each year, schools, community and sporting groups book the Sea of Hands to visit and support National Reconciliation Week.
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  • Rethink our National Holiday

    Since 26 January 1788, the way of life of Australia’s First Peoples has continually come under threat, and families and communities have been fighting to protect their country, people, culture and history.
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  • Children in out-of-home care

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander children represent 1 in every 3 children living in out-of-home care. There is a clear and urgent need for change!
  • The Redfern Statement

    On 14 February 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people delivered the Redfern Statement to the Prime Minister in Canberra. Take action to help refund National Congress of Australia's First People
  • Justice

    The Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention in the Northern Territory has been released. Take action now and call for an urgent response from Australia Governments to this national tragedy. Support our call for action today!
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  • Health

    In 2006 ANTaR along with others responded to Dr Tom Calma's rallying call to close the life expectancy gap and launched the Close the Gap Campaign for health equality. In 2018 there remains much work to be done.
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  • Reconciliation

    Reconciliation is a process where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, non-Indigenous Australians and Australian governments forge a new relationship based on mutual understanding, recognition and respect.
  • Stolen Generations

    Between 1910 to 1970, when removal of Aboriginal children from their families was at its peak, between 10 and 30 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
  • Hands Up!

    For 21 years this October the Sea of Hands has been an important tool for engaging students with Reconciliation. Each year, schools around Australia book the Sea of Hands to visit and help mark events like Reconciliation Week.
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  • Racism

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience racial discrimination all the time. 1 in 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had experienced verbal racial abuse in the last six months. Take action below!
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  • Close the Gap

    It is more important than ever to have a strong loud voice reminding the governments of Australia that closing the life expectancy gap is a concern for all Australians. Read on, for more background and action you take.
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  • WA Community Closures

    The WA Government wants to close remote Aboriginal communities. Former PM Tony Abbott said living in these communities is a 'lifestyle choice'. Find out more about the crisis in remote WA Aboriginal Communities.
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are entitled to the full realisation of their rights as articulated in relevant human rights treaties.
  • Native Title and Land Rights

    The Native Title Act attempted to clarify the legal position of landholders and the process for claiming, protecting and recognising native title in the courts. The native title system “lumbers on”, but is it fair or equitable?
  • Northern Territory Communities

    ANTaR in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations propose a better way to work with Communities in the NT. Photo Credit: Amnesty International Australia