Listed below are some useful document resources
- Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples – Parliament of Australia, 13 Feb 2008 [PDF]
- Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation[PDF 184KB]
- Appropriate terminology use in Reconciliation Groups [PDF 292KB]
- Little Children are Sacred Report [PDF 9.7MB]
- Map of inter-racial massacres since 1788 [PDF 340KB]
- Protocols for consultation and negotiation with Aboriginal people [PDF 328KB]
- Queensland history [PDF 400KB]
- Whatever Happened to Reconciliation? [PDF 399KB]
- Will They Be Heard Report, November 2009 [PDF 2.1MB]
Amendment to the Preamble of the Queensland Constitution
On 23rd February 2010 the Queensland Parliament amended the state’s Constitution to include a Preamble. The objective being to provide a preamble containing an aspirational statement in commemoration of the 150th anniversary year of the establishment of Queensland, and to provide due recognition to Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“I am pleased to introduce the Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Bill 2009. This preamble will modernise our Constitution, providing a vision for the kind of state that Queenslanders believe in a society based on democracy, freedom and peace.
A key aspect is the acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and, indeed, the first Queenslanders …” – Premier Anna Bligh, 24 November 2009
Download a PDF of the Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Act and related documents from the Queensland Government, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website: