Implementation

The successful implementation of this strategy will rely on a genuine partnership approach between all departments, and a clear commitment to evaluation to ensure we understand overall progress achieved, and can target future areas for investment.

Significantly, individual Queensland Government departments will retain responsibility for the implementation of their relevant actions. However, an evaluation framework, led by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and in partnership with all Queensland Government agencies, has been developed to identify the relevant deliverables and timeframes for each action, and support necessary accountability and transparency.

Further, the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships will also coordinate and provide secretariat functions for an Implementation Reference Group, comprising representatives from key government departments and the community. The Implementation Reference Group will provide advice on the implementation of Moving Ahead, including identification of any relevant upcoming challenges and opportunities, and demonstrate a partnership approach with the community.

Given their role in overseeing the implementation of Moving Ahead, the Working Queensland Interdepartmental Committee (WQIDC) will receive advice regarding progress under the strategy. Reporting activities to the WQIDC will include 6-monthly updates, and an annual assessment of progress, and will be led by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

DATSIP will also lead the development and implementation of a whole-of-government Indigenous Procurement Policy to significantly increase and grow Indigenous businesses in Queensland. The Indigenous Procurement Policy will set a Queensland Government target for procurement with Indigenous businesses by 2022. The target parameters will be developed and implemented following whole-of-government advice.

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