Reframing the Relationship Plan

Acknowledgement of Country 

We pay our respects to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this land, their ancestors, and their legacy. The foundations laid by the ancestors—Australia’s First Peoples—give strength, inspiration, and courage to current and future generations to create a better Queensland.  

We acknowledge that it is our shared responsibility, as individuals, communities, and governments, to collectively ensure equity, recognition, and leadership support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, to continue the progress towards self-determination, in all aspects of society and everyday life. 

We are committed to working with, representing, advocating for, and promoting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with unwavering determination, passion, and persistence. 

As we reflect on the past and hope for the future, we walk together on a shared journey where all Queenslanders are equal and the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across Queensland is recognised, respected, and valued by all Queenslanders. 

Reframing the Relationship Plan

The Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts  is pleased to release its Reframing the Relationship Plan (PDF, 185 KB) Reframing the Relationship Plan (DOCX, 770 KB) (the Plan). The Plan is a pivotal milestone in our ongoing commitment to fostering a transformative relationship with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

By developing and implementing our Reframing the Relationship Plan, the department has the opportunity to build on our cultural capability, our cultural intelligence, our cultural safety and genuine community engagement practices. This ensures that the voice of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard, and that advice to government results in the delivery of impactful and positive services that benefits all Queenslanders.   

The components of the Plan are: 

  1. Recognition and honouring
  2. Cultural capability and safety
  3. Partnerships and decision-making
  4. Fair and inclusive
  5. Self-determination.  

The Plan builds on the achievements of the department’s Cultural Capability Action Plans and streamlines the department’s other First Nations strategies, plans, actions and commitments.

Previous Cultural Capability action plans