People disagree in various ideas through out Australia's history and they are mainly against the decisions of the parliament or the court.
In order to change their decisions, the citizens put pressure on them by creating and participating in protest movements.
There are many things that have been protested against and Aboriginal rights is one of them
ANTaR is a National Advocacy which protests against Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander's rights.
They focus on changing the behaviour and attitudes of non- Aboriginals so they respect the cultures of Aboriginals and Torres Strait to provide better respect and environment for them to live. By combining forces with other companies they help to raise the voice of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.
The Members of ANTaR participate in Advocacy and Lobbying in order to persuade the government. Such as signing petitions, participating in rallies and teaching students about the rights Aboriginals don't have as part as their education.
They believe in empowerment and community development as well as speaking up to injustice and inequality.
ANTaR has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and leaders on rights and reconciliation issues since 1997.
"Social justice is what faces you in the morning. It is awakening in a house with adequate water supply, cooking facilities and sanitation. It is the ability to nourish your children and send them to school where their education not only equips them for employment but reinforces their knowledge and understanding of their cultural inheritance. It is the prospect of genuine employment and good health: a life of choices and opportunity, free from discrimination."
Mick Dodson, Annual Report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, 1993.
We CAN and MUST do better
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the most disadvantaged group in Australia across almost every social and economic indicator
ANTaR stands with, and supports, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Representative bodies who united on June 9 2016 to call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. As a signatory to the Redfern Statement made by those organisations, we join them in expressing deep concern:
that in 2016 First Peoples continue to experience unacceptable disadvantage;
that the challenges confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to be isolated to the margins of the national debate;
that Federal Government policies continue to be made for and to, rather than with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and
that the transformative opportunities for Government action are yet to be grasped.
* stated in election statement form*
In this election year we call on the Australian Government to develop, in genuine partnership with A boriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people, a National Strategy to give effect to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; include the Declaration in the definition of human rights in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth); and review existing legislation, policies and programmes for conformity with the Declaration.
This paragraph states the protest movement of ANTaR and their act during the election year to convince supporters to help protest along with them demanding to give Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander Rights.
They stand up for the education and job equality for Aboriginals and Torres Strait as well as education and health wise ensuring their life chance is the same as other Australians.
From this assignment, I have discovered and learned that how Aboriginals as well as Torres Strait Islander are still in a bad position after many years even though they were the first to claim Australia.
With the help of this assignment i have started to support ANTaR by signing their petition and creating a poster with their logo and hopefully they will receive more support.
It makes me happy to be able to help and support Aboriginals as well as Torres Strait Islanders. They deserve to live a life that is equal to us, better education, better job, better health. Just because they are a different race of colour does not mean we should doubt their skills and culture. People like Jessica Mauboy help to make a difference for their families and culture.