Indigenous Voice

About Indigenous Voice

The Queensland Government strongly supports the need to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with a greater voice on the issues that impact them and their lives.  

In May 2021, the Queensland Government publicly released a response to the Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process Interim Report (PDF) to the Australian Government.

The response committed to moving Indigenous Voice reform forward in Queensland through further co-design work with First Nations Queenslanders.

First Nations Consultative Committee

An eight member First Nations Consultative Committee is being established for 12 months to develop an Indigenous Voice preferred model for Queensland.

The Committee will represent First Nations’ communities in eight regions – the Torres Strait, Cape York, Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, South West Queensland, South East Queensland, and Gulf and West Queensland.

Committee members will draw upon their connection to their region, experience and community support to consider a range of Indigenous Voice options, including the establishment of statewide Indigenous Voice body. 

The Committee’s work will inform the state’s continued input to the Australian Government’s Indigenous Voice process and link with existing and emerging local and regional voices structures in Queensland, including those provided through Local Thriving Communities and Path to Treaty.

Apply to be a member of the First Nations Consultative Committee

Creation of the First Nations Consultative Committee is part of the Queensland Government’s reframed relationship by working together to deliver outcomes for Queensland.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to support more voices to be heard and ultimately achieve an Indigenous Voice model that best meets the needs and aspirations of First Nations Queenslanders.

Interested and eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply by 24 November 2021.