26-28 June 2015: An art installation about the Yolngu people: S.O.S. Australia -restoring dignity will take place in Berlin

From the 26th till 28th of June the art installation S.O.S. Australia –restoring dignity will take place in Berlin.

The installation is about Yolngu people and their struggle for land rights, self-determination and a treaty.

The installation was developed in cooperation with Michele Harris from 'concerned Australians' and with the support of Yolngu people from Arnhem Land. It will be dedicated to Michele Harris.

Open Letter: WGAR advocates long-term funding for Aboriginal community controlled organisations

Dear P.M,

We wish to formally register our opposition to the drastic cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs in the 2014 Federal budget.

The Coalition’s Intervention in this country is still traumatising communities. Therefore the budget cuts further compound the oppression and defeat any chance of Self-determination.

If this is the Coalition’s intention we sincerely advise that the Coalition desists and takes a more Humanitarian approach to this country’s First Nations Peoples, consistent with International U.N Human Rights standards.


WGAR News: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws: Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews

Newsletter date: 16 December 2013


* Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws [Featuring The Law Centre's Hugh de Kreteser]
* Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News: Over 150 groups rally against changes to racial discrimination laws

* Michael Coggan, ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Nova Peris questions Abbott's dedication to Indigenous affairs

* Karen Ashford, SBS Radionews: Commission reveals spike in racism reports


WGAR News: Let's Talk: Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event

Newsletter date: 16 February 2013


* Let's Talk: Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham about the National Apology
* NIRS: Chris Graham slams lack of compensation and change for Stolen Generations
* Shelter SA: Mr Rudd, why aren’t you talking about self-determination
* Fiona Arney, The Conversation: Making the national apology count for Indigenous children
* Greens MLC Tammy Franks: Five or Fifteen Years After Saying Sorry is High Time to Make Amends


ANTaR update on Lake Tyer women's blockade - the blockade WILL continue!

A group of women have started a blockade at Lake Tyers Aboriginal community in Victoria's far south east. The spokesperson for the blockaders is Leanne Edwards.

They set up their blockade on International Women's Day and on Friday released a second statement affirming that their blockade continues after having met with people from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and Minister Jeannette Powell's office and recieved no joy as to their concerns.