Welcome to Community Door's resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Across key social and economic indicators Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland consistently experience the highest level of disadvantage. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are over-represented in the justice and child protection systems, they experience lower educational and training attainment, have lower incomes and higher unemployment rates, and experience a higher burden of poor health and injury across all of the life-stages.

Find more information on mental health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This section of Community Door provides access to organisations working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space, along with useful information and resources.

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The Palaszczuk Government is seeking expressions of interest from non-government organisations and investors under its new Social Benefit Bonds scheme to tap ideas for delivering new and innovative community services. “The Palaszczuk Government’s first State Budget last year outlined plans for...
Indigenous radio station, 98.9fm , in partnership with Financial Literacy Australia is developing a radio campaign aimed at increasing the financial know-how of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in south-east Queensland. The campaign, called Managing Bungoo, will include short radio...
Applications are open for the 2016 Indigenous Governance Awards. Established in 2005, the IGAs publicly recognise and celebrate outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations and projects that make extraordinary contributions to communities and the nation. Organisations that...
The ABC has produced an interactive Fact File , based on the latest research in Australia, to reveal how the patterns of homelessness in Australia have changed over 15 years. Some 105,200 Australians are without a home. Indigenous Australians and single parents are over-represented in the numbers,...
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Reconciliation Australia has released the State of Reconciliation in Australia report. The first of its kind since 2000, the report highlights what has been achieved under the five dimensions of reconciliation: race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity; unity; and historical...
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The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), Gulanga Program, developed this activity book as one of the many ways you can assist your organisation to support your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The Gulanga Program is designed to assist ACT Homelessness Service Providers to improve...
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The Indigneous Australian with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) project at the University of New South Wales has recently released its report: A predictable and preventable path. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with mental and...
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The Share our pride website is designed to give non-Indigenous people a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Australia’s First People. It was developed by Reconcilitation Australia in response to a request from industry for an introductory site for employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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Family Matters – kids safe in culture, not in care is a national initiative working in partnership with the non-government sector (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and mainstream non-government agencies). It uses community engagement, systemic change, and communication strategies...
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October marks the launch of the Inaugural Indigenous Business month. This is an initiative of the 2015 Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass Alumni where there are a number of events planned across the country. The aim of these events are celebrate and raise the profile of the Indigenous business...

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