10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation

Tuesday 13 February 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples in what was one of the most significant steps towards reconciliation in Australia’s history. The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships recognised the 10th anniversary with a number of initiatives.

Aurukun work recognised

The Aurukun whole-of-government response has recently been recognised in a number of awards. The awards include being Highly Commended in the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Performance category, and winning the 2017 Gold Award for Performance in the Queensland Police Service awards.

Applications opening for Indigenous STEM Awards

Applications for the 2017 Indigenous STEM Awards open on 16 October 2017 and close 10 November 2017. The Awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

New academic partnership supports Indigenous voices

A new $200,000 partnership between the Queensland Government and Griffith University will open up more academic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. Two jointly funded PhD scholarships, will be offered to encourage Indigenous Queenslanders to have more input in national policy, research and academic conversations.

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  • Reparations Scheme

    Applications for the reparations scheme closed on 29 September 2017. Applications will continue to be assessed until June 2018.

  • Cultural heritage

    Queensland cultural heritage legislation requires land users to take all reasonable and practical measures to ensure their activity does not harm Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.

  • Strengthening and growing Indigenous businesses

    The department is able to provide a range of services to help Indigenous enterprises grow.

  • Community alcohol limits

    If you're planning on travelling through Queensland, you need to know about alcohol restrictions.

  • Know Your Community

    Build a community profile containing information and data about Queensland's first nation peoples and the communities they live in.

  • Youth Employment Program

    Assistance and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people completing Year 12.

  • Discover your personal history

    If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Queenslander, the government may be able to help you find information about your personal history.

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