Freedom rides

Dear all,

Two exciting developments to share with you…

Free film screening: Freedom rides 40 years on

ANTaR ACT and the National Film and Sound Archive are screening ‘Freedom Rides 40 Years On’ on Monday 4 July.In 2005 a group of young people and members of the volunteer youth network
ReconciliACTION hired a bus to re-trace the historic Australian Freedom Ride through
regional NSW. This is a record of their journey.

Where: NFSA Arc Cinema
When: MONDAY 4TH JULY 2011, 6.00PM screening

View the poster: Freedom Rides 40 Years On

Great news – Indigenous friend for justice system

Something we’ve been advocating for a while – the recent ACT budget announced $0.7 million to provide for a Guidance Partner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in restorative justice.  ANTaR ACT and others have lobbied the ACT Government to fund a role to help Indigenous people navigate the ACT justice system, and help them gain access to restorative justice programs (which are often alternatives to incarceration).  The funds announced also cover payment for Galambany Circle Sentencing Court panel members.

This is extremely encouraging, and we look forward to seeing how this role works.

Look forward to seeing you at the film.

Kind regards,

Matt Fenwick

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