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.

Arrangements as at 4 November 2019

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 To be confirmed
Doomadgee Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Hon Coralee O'Rourke To be confirmed To be confirmed
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 To be confirmed
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

Queensland 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 Department of 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

Katarina Carroll

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

No nominated community at this stage     Corrective Services Peter Martin