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ActNow by : Signing the pledge


The Respect campaign is a new campaign calling on all Australians to commit to a new partnership between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Indigenous Australians.

Submitted 5/15/2009 By Priscilla Views 3281 Comments 0 Updated 6/22/2009

The Lowdown

When: 5/18/2009 - 6/30/2009
Where: Australia Wide
Costs: none

What’s involved?

Most Australians agree there is little trust and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Many of us feel angry or guilty about the way Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are treated.

However, there is hope. Improving the lives of Indigenous Australians is something YOU can do something about, regardless of whether you know an Indigenous person or your position in society.

A simple way to begin is to understand, acknowledge and support Indigenous culture and people, and to speak up against racism.

Sign the pledge, and we’ll send you tips on how you can do this ...

Why should people do this?

Stopping disadvantage and discrimination of Indigenous Australians requires both government policy change and individual behavioural change. It’s not just up to the government to make things better: you can do something!

When you sign the pledge, we will email you some small but important ways you can help.

Help us reach our goal of 20,000 signatures! You can sign the pledge online, or in a Body Shop store between 18 May and 7 June.

Other stuff

Once you've signed the pledge there are lots of other things you can do to be involved:

  • Pick up an Avant Card postcard at your local cafe, cinema or university from 20 May to late June and post it to a friend
  • Buy a campaign t-shirt which will advertise the campaign and also help ANTaR raise money
  • Become a fan of the campaign on Facebook
  • Download the campaign poster (PDF 200k), print it out and stick it up in your university, school, workplace, local coffee shop ... we will also send you an A2 poster if you promise to put it where lots of people will see it!
  • Contact information

    The ANTaR website has information about the campaign:

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