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    Cultural awareness

    • Cultural days of significance

      Information about cultural days of significance in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural calendar, including Sorry Day, Mabo Day, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and more.

    • NAIDOC Week

      NAIDOC celebrates the rich, diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, ”the First Australians. It acknowledges their history, culture and achievements as well as past injustices they have endured.

    • Reconciliation

      National Reconciliation Week is held every year from 27 May until 3 June. The week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

  • Events

    The department provides the opportunity for organisations to publicise their upcoming event through our online events calendar. The events published are compiled and maintained using the information provided to the department…

  • deadly stories

    About deadly stories The deadly stories campaign celebrates the many achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities across Queensland. Promotional activities, regional events and our deadly stories gallery provide…

  • Regional centres

    The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services has regional offices across Queensland with service centres located in many major regional centres. Regional offices work with community leaders, funded service…

  • Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce

    In February 2015, the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence released its report entitled Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. This Report noted…

  • Program office

    On this page: Introduction to the Program Office What does ‘engaging with communities’ mean? What does the Program Office deliver to communities? What does all of this achieve for remote communities?…

  • Community alcohol limits

    If you’re planning on travelling through Queensland, you need to know about alcohol restrictions. Alcohol restrictions are in place in the discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland. They…

  • Welfare Reform

    Welfare reform is one of DATSIP’s key initiatives. In the 2015-16 Budget, the Queensland Government committed $28.6 million over 4 years to extend the welfare reform initiative. The welfare reform initiative focuses…

  • Family Responsibilities Commission

    Implementation Review of the Family Responsibilities Commission This report focuses solely on the findings from the Implementation Review of the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC). This review has considered the implementation and…

  • Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program

    What is the program about? The Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program returns ownership and management of identified lands on Cape York Peninsula to local Aboriginal Traditional Owners, while ensuring the…