Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC)

About the JCC

The JCC, which was established in April 2019, provides advice to us about co-design and implementation of the Local Thriving Communities reform which will bring greater decision-making authority to 19 remote and discrete communities across the state.

The Local Thriving Communities reform will result in government working in a visibly different way alongside these communities to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, particularly in relation to service delivery and economic development.

The JCC is a key governance mechanism driving the reform process. It also champions the reframed relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the government.

It will oversee design and implementation across all participating communities, and will ensure that all voices, including those of young people, are heard.

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Membership and meetings

The JCC meets monthly and includes membership from government (local, state and federal) and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Where possible, meetings will be held in communities.

An interim JCC has been in place since April 2019:

  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: Dr Chris Sarra
  • Community members: Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Professor Gracelyn Smallwood, Mr Cleveland Fagan, Mr Lane Brookes.
  • Commonwealth Government: Ms Anne-Marie Roberts
  • Local Government: Mayor Alf Lacey, Mayor Fred Gela, Mayor Aileen Addo
  • Queensland Government: Representatives from the Department of Justice and Attorney General; Queensland Police Service, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Department of Communities, Seniors and Disability Services, Department of Education, Queensland Health, and Department of Housing and Public Works.

An expression of interest has just closed for community membership of the JCC. Successful applicants are expected to be announced in October 2019.

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Roles and responsibilities

All members will:

  • COMMIT: work in a unified and collaborative way, acting as champions of the reframed relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Queensland Government e.g. actions are underpinned by truth telling, listening, engaging and focussing on strengths
  • DESIGN: influence the emerging design of the overarching framework and approach for the Local Thriving Communities reform; product and service development (such as guidance, tools, administrative processes); development of the legislative and evaluation frameworks
  • COMMUNICATE: inform conversations about Local Thriving Communities reform at the community level (including with young people to ensure their views are heard), and across government (through sharing learnings and success stories)
  • INFLUENCE: contribute to community and government readiness and planning for implementation including flexible and coordinated funding arrangements; financial considerations; ways to improve the accountability of government and community entities, and to improve the coordination and integration of programs and services

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Contact us

Contact the Secretariat on (07) 3003 6519 or email LTC.Secretariat@datsip.qld.gov.au

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Contact us

Contact the Secretariat on (07) 3003 6519 or email LTC.Secretariat@datsip.qld.gov.au