Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources
- Human rights histories ofAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Significant dates
- Know Your Rights cards
- Information brochures
- Tracking Your Rights
- Identified positions
- Face the Facts
Human rights histories
These brief human rights histores of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples give a chronology of the major post-colonial events that have affected the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people up to the present day. We have produced these resources to:
- inform the reader about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- acknowledge the colonial and post-colonial history, and that certain events took place; and
- acknowledge breaches of human rights experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Access the histories online, or download a printable version.
- Aboriginal people in Queensland: a brief human rights history
- Torres Strait Islandre people in Queensland: a brief human rights history
We have produced a calendar of dates and observances that are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Commission recognises and respects the unique cultural heritage of Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their special relationship with the land and sea.
Know Your Rights card
The Know your Rights card for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples briefly outlines your right to fair treatment under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 . It is credit card size and made of tough laminated material.
Information brochures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Tracking Your Rights
Tracking Your Rights was originally produced as part of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Project. The aim was to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to use anti-discrimination laws to bring about improvements in social justice for community members.The Queensland version is a social justice package to inform Indigenous Queenslanders about their rights and is currently being updated, with all the latest information.
Generally, it is unlawful discrimination to limit a work opportunity to a person of a particular race. However, the law recognises that there are some groups in society who are affected by past or continuing disadvantage. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are one such group.
Reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples everywhere in Queensland is a full colour poster 23 cm x 44.5 cm featuring a painting by Aboriginal artist Colleen Wall titled 'Walking Together for our Future'.
Face the facts
This booklet includes questions and answers about refugees, migrants and Indigenous people and is available from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission website.