Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Recognition of Australia's First People website

A website has been created to provide factual details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's First People.

Reconciliation Action Plan

As a commitment to reconciliation with Australia's traditional owners, the development of the Townsville City Council Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has enabled Indigenous issues to be addressed and encouraged the development of positive relationships between local government and Indigenous communities.

Under the Council of Australian Governments "Closing the Gap" Agreement, many Australian councils worked towards the achievement of this goal through their commitment and support for the promotion of reconciliation, participation in important Indigenous events and the development of Indigenous policies and Statement of Commitment.

The RAP provides a framework for the future, detailing steps and priorities to achieve Indigenous equality. There are three main pillars within the RAP process:

  1. Relationships
  2. Respect
  3. Opportunities

Council's Reconciliation Action Plan provides council with a documented framework to ensure that issues and priorities which have been identified by the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Islander community are addressed in a coordinated manner. The plan outlines a number of priority areas, goals, actions and initiatives.

Download a copy of the Reconciliation Action Plan 2015/17 (PDF 7.7MB)

Events

Yarnin' Circle

Indigenous elders group which works towards preventing social isolation of senior citizens in an informal atmosphere.

For more information on services and programs, contact council on 1300 878 001