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.

Now you can find out the indigenous history of your suburb using the Welcome to Country app. A free app (currently only available on Apple devices) has been created to educate people about the local history of Indigenous Australia and the traditional owners of the land. More than 500 nations...
The 2016 National Council of Women Queensland Bursary Applications are now open, with 26 bursaries on offer. Applications open Monday 15th February, and will close on Monday 4th April. Bursaries are available for those enrolled in secondary or tertiary study, with $1,000 to $1,100 awarded to each...
The Logan Project charts the journey of the city's aspiring singers and musicians as they work together to create a new, positive narrative for their city. Logan, Queensland has had a reputation for doing it tough, with high unemployment and sensationalised reports of racial tensions between...
On National Close the Gap Day 2016, sector leaders are calling for a new Council of Australian Governments (COAG) target to urgently address the rising rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander over-representation in out-of-home care. Members of Family Matters: kids safe in culture not in care...
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Queensland Government Media Release - Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse taskforce to spearhead solutions Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt has committed the Palaszczuk Government to taking action on the Preventing Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse...
Queensland Government Media Release - $1million in Stolen Wages repayments handed back to Indigenous Queenslanders The Palaszczuk Government’s Stolen Wages Scheme is well underway with $1 million in reparations payments already made to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders...
Poverty, domestic violence, marginalisation, drug and alcohol dependence are just some of the issues faced by many Australian families. Now in its second edition, Working with Vulnerable Families provides a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to family-centred practice in Australia. It...
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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...

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