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Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (QLD)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Queensland Government
Sub Category:State Government
Location:Queensland, Australia
URL: http://www.indigenous.qld.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (DATSIP) is the Queensland Government's lead agency for Indigenous affairs. It aims to improve the cultural, economic, physical and social well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders by creating effective alliances and partnerships with other Government agencies and community groups.

DATSIP's approach is embodied in its long term planning framework, 'Towards a Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ten Year Partnership 2001-2011'. As part of this Ten Year Partnership it is committed to reducing the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over-represented in the Queensland criminal justice system. In this regard the Department is responsible for coordinating the development of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement.

The Department falls under the portfolio of the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Minister for Families, Minister for Disability Services, and Minister for Seniors.

The Department has a staff of 220, employed in a central office and six regional offices. It relies increasingly on working in co-operation with other Government agencies to achieve its objectives.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Queensland (excluding the Torres Strait Region)
  • Pormpuraaw 'Rowoarr Community Justice Rehabilitation Service' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Bowen '1 Positive Families - Family Support Services' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Bowen '2 Positive Families - Childcare Services' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Bowen '3 Positive Families - Youth Boredom and Misbehaviour' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Bowen '4 Positive Families - Men's Leadership and Support' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • North Stradbroke Island 'Building the capacity of the community' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Negotiation Group
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board
  • Department of Communities (QLD)
  • Department of Families, Youth and Community Care (QLD)
  • Cape York Strategy Unit
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Towards a Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ten Year Partnership 2000-2011
  • Cape York COAG Trial
  • Partnerships Queensland: Future Directions Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy in Queensland 2005-2010
  • Meeting Challenges, Making Choices

  • References

    Report
    Queensland Government (2000) Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
    Queensland Government (2002) Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement

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