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.
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Looking for more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? Here are some great websites for more information
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. They promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.
SNAICC exists to see all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive - growing up in nurturing environments, with loving and supporting families, adequate food and housing, and rich with culture to their dreams.
Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community.
The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) aims to ensure that Indigenous Australians receive fair and equitable treatment within the justice system and acts as an advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is the state’s peak body representing, advocating and supporting the Community Controlled Health Services sector in development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to their local communities.
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) was formed in May 2004 in response to the release of a report by the Crime and Misconduct (CMC) Inquiry. It highlighted that the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, their families and communities, should be represented effectively.
ATSIDNQ is growing into a network with a strong voice. From the Gold Coast to the Gulf, Toowoomba to Palm Island, there are many ways the network is helping members get connected, such as morning teas, information sessions, Facebook and newsletters.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in Queensland business directory
The Indigenous Governance Toolkit is an online resource developed for Indigenous nations, communities, individuals and organisations searching for information to build their governance.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare conduct regular research to address information gaps in health and welfare in Indigenous Australians.
The purpose of the centre is to create and share knowledge to influence policy and practice in gendered violence.