Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closing the Gap Report Card now available

Read our first whole-of-government report card on Closing the Gap which involves working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve life outcomes.

Applications now closed

Applications have now closed for the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program for 2019. Successful applicants will be announced in mid-February 2019.

Nominations are open

Recognise a business, community organisation, educational institution or government initiative for a share in $25,000 prize money.

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.

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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.

Reparations Scheme project completion

The Reparations Scheme closed on the 28 September 2018. A transitional period was required to finalise existing claims. Those claims have now been finalised and the Scheme will officially close on 1 February 2019.

The department will no longer be responding to enquiries regarding reparations payments.

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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.