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3 May, 2021

Championing Change in Indigenous Communities

A PROGRAM that connects 18 remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with Queensland Government Ministers is set to continue delivering positive outcomes.

Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford this week announced the renewal of the Ministerial and Government Champions Program — keeping communities connected with government to plan and direct service delivery.

The Champions Program continues to support community development aspirations, employment opportunities and the delivery of quality frontline services.

At the height of COVID-19 Ministerial and Government Champions also played an important role in ensuring ongoing dialogue with councils and community representatives via virtual meetings and teleconferences.

Achievements of the Champions Program include the Kowanyama Men’s Shed and Women’s meeting place, supporting renewable energy to remote communities, airport upgrades in Mapoon, dialysis services in Mornington Island and road infrastructure upgrades across each community.

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