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5 August, 2021

Supporting safe and strong First Nations communities

Two remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are set to share in $350,000 in Queensland Government funding to support community safety and wellbeing.


Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford today announced Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council and Torres Strait Island Regional Council as the successful applicants in the Local Thriving Communities grants towards locally led domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention strategies. 

“The Queensland Government is investing in local actions to support safe, strong and connected families in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” Mr Crawford said.

“We want Queenslanders of all ages, abilities, cultures and postcodes to feel safe and supported with opportunities to thrive. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders living in remote parts of the state.”

Mr Crawford said the funding for community-led action plans, engagement, and initiatives to address domestic and family violence would enable community safety, health, and wellbeing outcomes.

“Both communities will receive $175,000 over 12 months to develop and implement local domestic and family violence prevention action plans with strategies to support safe, strong and connected families,” he said.

Minister Crawford said the funding highlighted the Government’s commitment to reframing the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and supporting locally-led solutions.

“Progressing these initiatives, alongside Queensland’s Path to Treaty, aims to help ensure more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders have the opportunity to thrive,” he said.


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