ANTaR NSW

Aboriginal peoples in communities across NSW should enjoy the same respect, life chances and rights as their fellow Australians, with Aboriginal cultures respected and valued as integral to Australia's national identity.

ANTaR NSW exists to support and help protect the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in NSW.

Visit and 'like' the ANTaR NSW FACEBOOK PAGE for all the latest news and updates.

Aboriginal Heritage Law Reform

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PROTECTION?

New laws proposed by the NSW government do not properly recognise Aboriginal ownership or rights over Aboriginal culture and heritage. They do not comply with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

ANTaR has made a submission to the government which you can read on the ANTaR NSW website antar.org.au/nsw.

What is being proposed?

Events

ANTaR NSW 2014 Annual General Meeting

The ANTaR NSW AGM will be held on Saturday 21 June 2014 at the NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills, commencing at 10 am.

Before the formal meeting and election of office bearers and committee everyone is urged to come along and

Meet ANTaR’s new National Director Andrew Meehan

Andrew has been Oxfam’s Indigenous Rights Advocacy Manager and a member of the ANTaR National Management Committee. Andrew will provide great leadership and continuity for ANTaR nationally and in NSW.

Hear about ANTaR’s new corporate structure and directions

The aims of the changes are to energise and enlarge ANTaR’s supporter base and to ensure a more streamlined approach to governance of ANTaR for a strong and improved voice for the national solidarity movement for justice and Reconciliation for Australia’s First Peoples.

Join a forum and q&a on reforms of Aboriginal heritage legislation.

ANTaR NSW has made a submission to the NSW Government (the submission is available on the ANTaR NSW website). Expert speakers will address issues raised in our submission and take part in a question and answer forum.

This is a free event.
For enquiries email ANTaR NSW: [email protected]

Campaigns

Budget Cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations and Services

ANTaR NSW has serious concerns regarding the implications of the 2014/15 Federal Budget on Aboriginal peoples in NSW.

A representation to the Prime Minister has been sent requesting that Indigenous Affairs budget allocations be quarantined from budget cuts.

Read the letter below.

Constitutional Recognition

ANTaR NSW supports Constitutional reform to recognise the First Peoples of this land and protect all Australians from racial discrimination. ANTaR has developed a number of resources to help you get informed and involved in the campaign for Constitutional Recognition.

Constitutional Recognition Fact Sheet
FAQs
8 Ways to Take Action for Constitutional Change
Event Hints and Tips



The Justice Reinvestment for Aboriginal Young People Campaign


Since 2012 ANTaR NSW has been working with a range of organisations to increase awareness and education in relation to the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the justice system in NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People make up approximately 2.5% of the population of NSW but are approximately 50% of the incarcerated juvenile population and are 28 times more likely to receive a custodial sentence than non-Indigenous young people.

The Justice Reinvestment Campaign seeks to encourage the NSW Government to adopt a ‘justice reinvestment’ approach to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people at risk of entering the justice system.

ANTaR NSW is working as part of a collective of organisations in NSW to support the Campaign:

The Campaign is:

*Addressing the shameful over representation of Aboriginal young people in custody in NSW

*Seeking to create alternative pathways for Aboriginal young people and to build safer communities

*Supported by key organisations and individuals

*Calling on the NSW government to implement a justice reinvestment policy to address this over-representation as a matter of urgency

For more information visit the Justice Reinvestment Campaign's website and 'like' their Facebook page.

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