Government Champions

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the capability of government to deliver innovative, efficient, effective and integrated services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland, particularly to those who live in remote and discrete Indigenous communities. The champions program brings together CEOs of departments and government ministers to partner with individual communities.

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.

In a complementary program, Queensland Ministers will act as individual champions for discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Under the Ministerial Government Champion’s program, ministers work closely with mayors and community leaders from their partner community to engage more effectively with Cabinet on the opportunities and challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

CommunityPortfolioMinisterDepartmentDirector General
Aurukun Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Hon Di Farmer State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Rachel Hunter
Assistant Minister for Education Assistant Minister Brittany Lauga
Cherbourg Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Hon Anthony Lynham Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Clare O'Connor
Coen Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Hon Cameron Dick Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Katarina Carroll
Doomadgee Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Hon Coralee O'Rourke Coordinator General Barry Broe
Hope Vale Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport Hon Mick de Brenni Housing and Public Works Liza Carroll
Kowanyama Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services Hon Mark Ryan Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games Damien Walker
Lockhart River Minister for Transport and Main Roads Hon Mark Bailey Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs Warwick Agnew
Mapoon Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Hon Stirling Hinchliffe Natural Resources, Mines and Energy James Purtill
Mornington Island Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Hon Craig Crawford Queensland Health Michael Walsh
Mossman Gorge Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House Hon Yvette D'Ath Justice and Attorney-General David Mackie
Napranum Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations Hon Grace Grace Employment, Small Business and Training Mary-Anne Curtis
Northern Peninsula Area Assistant Minister for Treasury Assistant Minister Glenn Butcher Agriculture and Fisheries Beth Woods
Palm Island Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Hon Jackie Trad Treasury Frankie Carroll
Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development Assistant Minister Meaghan Scanlon
Pormpuraaw Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Hon Dr Steven Miles Premier and Cabinet Dave Stewart
Torres Strait Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Hon Shannon Fentiman Child Safety, Youth and Women Michael Hogan
Assistant Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Assistant Minister of State Assistant Minister Jennifer Howard
Woorabinda Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Hon Mark Furner Transport and Main roads Neil Scales
Wujal Wujal Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Hon Leeanne Enoch Environment and Science Jamie Merrick
Yarrabah Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games Hon Kate Jones Education Tony Cook
Assistant Minister for State Development Assistant Minister Julienne Gilbert
All Communities Premier and Minister for Trade Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Police Service Ian Stewart
Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Hon Jackie Trad Public Service Commission Robert Setter
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Dr Chris Sarra