22 July 2016 –
Each Minister in the Palaszczuk Government Cabinet has been assigned unique responsibility for a discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to help improve communication with Government and drive better outcomes.
This program builds on the existing Queensland Government Champions program, which has partnered communities with Directors-General or other heads of government agencies.
The program aims to facilitate direct contact and attention between Ministers and communities which will inturn strengthen our whole-of-government response to improving Indigenous outcomes.
Our Government is committed to closing the gap in life outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queenslanders, particularly for those living in remote and discrete communities.
I am looking forward to taking up my role as Government Champion with the Cherbourg community in a spirit of genuine partnership.