Ms JODI McKAY ( Strathfield ) ( 16:06 ): I speak about Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation [ANTAR] Inner West, which has been working for 18 years in our community to raise awareness of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to work towards building a more just society for the benefit of everyone. ANTAR Inner West walks side by side with Aboriginal communities and is inspired and guided by the leadership and thinking of elders and activists. In my multicultural community I have seen their work in raising awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture. I have seen women in saris taking part in smoking ceremonies. This is what I love about my community. As well as increasing the understanding of our first peoples, ANTAR regularly hosts events, including the recent film Message from Mungo. The movie was introduced by Dave Johnston, a passionate advocate for conserving Australia's Aboriginal heritage. This is what ANTAR Inner West does so well: it brings people together with a common purpose. As renowned Aboriginal educator and activist Lilla Watson said:
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time … but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.