Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Traditional Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices

The Queensland Government is taking historic, nation-leading steps to recognise traditional Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices in law.

The department's Annual Report is now available

The Annual Report for 2017-18 describes the department's performance by detailing the achievements, performance, future priorities and financial position.

QPC Final Report and Response

The Queensland Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Final Report and the Queensland Government Response have been released.

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The Kookaburra is an eBulletin providing updates about Queensland Government services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. If you would like to receive The Kookaburra, please follow the link to subscribe or read the latest edition.

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Proposed legislative amendments

On 22 August 2018, proposed amendments to the Aboriginal and Torres Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 (JLOM Act) were introduced into the Queensland Parliament as part of the Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. The proposed amendments to the JLOM Act will capture and prohibit existing and emerging substances (such as turbo yeast) that can be used to make homemade alcohol.

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Reparations Scheme

Applications for the reparations scheme closed on 29 September 2017. If you have any further enquiries regarding your claim, please contact us.

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.

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.

Community alcohol limits

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

Strengthening and growing Indigenous businesses

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

Youth Employment Program

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

Know Your Community

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

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.