In July 2019, the Queensland Government announced it was commencing its journey towards Treaties with the First Nations of Queensland.
The QLD Government signed the Joint Statement of Commitment as part of the Tracks to Treaty - Reframing the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders initiative. The initiative promotes and supports selfdetermination, truth-telling, local decisionmaking and better life outcomes for the First Nations Peoples of QLD.
The QLD Government believes the process will benefit all Queenslanders by furthering reconciliation, ‘foster a shared pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and help heal the wounds of the past.’
What more can you do?
- Check out the Queensland Government’s ‘Tracks to Treaty’
- Keep an eye out for the submission process
- Write to Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships The Hon Jackie Trad MP to state your support
- Write to Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Christian Rowan MP to state your support