If your government told you where and how you could spend your money, wouldn’t you feel outraged?
If your government said it would only fix essential services to your property as long as you agreed to hand over control of your property for a fixed amount of time, wouldn’t that sound ridiculous?
If someone came from outside your community and imposed upon you, your family and friends a system that you could plainly see would cause more problems than it solves, wouldn’t you stand up and shout NO!
ANTaR launched a new campaign today called A Better Way. The campaign aims to increase the awareness among 16-24 year olds in Australia about the discrimination Aboriginal people face in the Northern Territory.
The discriminatory policies have been going for over two years, since June 2007. The government’s own independent review, released one year ago, suggested changes be made to eliminate the discrimination however the changes have not yet been made.
ANTaR is the only non-Indigenous national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights – and overcoming the disadvantage – of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They are doing this primarily through lobbying, public campaigns and advocacy.