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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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...
Aboriginal children
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...
Aboriginal children
Stayin' on Track is a program designed to help transition young Aboriginal men to fatherhood through providing advice and links to services. The website speaks to young Indigenous men from around Australia and provides links to parenting information and support around father-child relationships,...
The Queensland Government today announced that Queensland’s Stolen Wages Reparations Scheme Taskforce is calling for public submissions ahead of its inaugural meeting in Cairns on Thursday 24 September. This is taken from the media release. Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...

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