Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources


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.

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Significant dates

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.

Significant dates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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Know Your Rights cardAboriginal and Torres Strair Islander flags and contact details for making a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission

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.

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Information brochures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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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.

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Identified positions

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.

Fact sheet: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified positions

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Posters

A&TSI Poster

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'.








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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.

Face the Facts booklet

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