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Programs & initiatives

Responsibilities for the Cape York Tenure Resolution Program have transferred to the Department of Environment and Science, effective 1 July 2019.

  • Tracks to Treaty

    The Queensland Government has committed to a new way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. The Tracks to Treaty: Reframing the Relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders initiative has been developed to give effect to this reframed relationship.

  • Community alcohol limits

    Alcohol restrictions are in place in the discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland.

  • Grants

    We offer a variety of grants each year to promote reconciliation, celebrate culture, and support communities to carry out activities that make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Closing the Gap

    Closing the Gap is a long-term framework that builds on the foundation of respect and unity provided by the 2008 National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Youth Employment Program

    The Youth Employment Program is a program for year 12 students to help them into employment or further study upon completion of high school.

  • Government Champions

    The Government Champion program provides an opportunity for Chief Executives of Queensland Government agencies to work together with identified communities towards improving life outcomes for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, in a collaborative partnership.

  • Review of the Cultural Heritage Acts

    Review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (the Cultural Heritage Acts).

  • Torres Strait Islander traditional child rearing Act

    The Queensland Government has passed a new law to recognise Torres Strait Islander traditional child rearing practice.

  • Enterprise development

    The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships provides a range of services to help strengthen and grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in Queensland.

  • Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce

    The department is committed to addressing domestic and family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and is working with relevant agencies to develop a Queensland Government response to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report.

  • Our Way and Changing Tracks

    The Queensland Government, in partnership with Family Matters Queensland, has developed a generational strategy and first action plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

  • Program office

    The Remote Indigenous Land and Infrastructure Program Office facilitate in the development across 16 remote, discrete Indigenous communities in Queensland.

  • Welfare Reform

    The department has a key role in leading Queensland's Welfare Reform program to support families and individuals to improve their lives by re-building social norms and re-establishing local authority for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people living in Welfare Reform communities.

  • Family Responsibilities Commission

    Quarterly and annual reports of the Family Responsibilities Commission.

  • National Redress Scheme

    Information for people who experienced child abuse in Queensland institutions.