The Queensland Productivity Commission has been tasked with undertaking an inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and is inviting submissions from interested parties.

Investments by governments, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations significantly affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland's remote and discrete communities.

There have been many innovative and successful programs implemented by, and for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. However, community outcomes for some programs and services have been mixed.

This inquiry aims to understand what works well, and why, to improve outcomes for all remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Commissioner Bronwyn Fredericks will be meeting, briefing and consulting with stakeholders in the following locations:

  • Cairns - 1 November 2017
  • Thursday Island - 2-3 November 2017
  • Mornington Island - 7 November 2017
  • Doomadgee - 8 November 2017
  • Burketown - 9 November 2017

Register you interest to attend a consultation or round table and find out more about the submission process here.

Submissions can be made via the website, by phone on 3015 5111, by email enquiry@qpc.qld.gov.au, or by post: Indigenous Inquiry, Queensland Productivity Commission, PO Box 12112, George St, QLD, 4003.

Submissions on the draft report are due by close of business 8 November 2017.

 

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