Tracks to Treaty

Reframing the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders and the Queensland Government are building a reframed relationship that acknowledges, embraces and celebrates the humanity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

We will move forward together with mutual respect, recognition and a willingness to speak the truth about our shared history.

We are committed to a new way of working together, delivering real change and real outcomes through a genuine partnership approach, to continue the journey to reconciliation.

From amending the preamble to the Queensland Constitution to honour Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians in 2010, to launching the Queensland Government Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–2021, aligning to the reconciliation themes of Respect, Relationships, and Opportunities.

From committing to legally recognising the traditional Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices in 2017, to implementing the Human Rights Act 2019, which acknowledges the importance of the right to self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

These are just some of the significant moments in our journey towards reconciliation so far as we move to a future where action speaks louder than words.

This is our opportunity to recognise the past, respect one another and reset the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders for a shared future.

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Have your say on Path to Treaty

Answer an online survey

Submit your comments, opinions and ideas about a treaty or treaties by completing the online survey on the Get Involved website.

Please note that all submissions will be publicly available and published on DATSIP's website.

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Consultation Paper – Path to Treaty Consultation Paper

Contact us

For more information, or assistance with questions, please email us at treaty@datsip.qld.gov.au.