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Protocols

To ensure we respect and appropriately acknowledge our First Nations Peoples, we have a number of protocols including:

  • the Welcome to Country
  • Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
  • a respectful language guide
  • consulting with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individuals, groups, and/or communities
  • Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Walking Tour with Alex Bond and Professor Paul Memmott  
  • the appropriate use of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' flags.

Flag raising for NAIDOC Week 2020

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Celebrations and acknowledgements

We celebrate, recognise and acknowledge a number of important events throughout the year including: 

  • Indigenous Literacy Day
  • National Reconciliation Week
  • National Sorry Day
  • Harmony Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • National Close the Gap Day.
The department's inflatable car in Carseldine for NAIDOC week 2019
TMR's inflatable car in Carseldine (north Brisbane) for NAIDOC Week 2019
Employees with mobile Customer Service Centre (CSC) at NAIDOC Week 2017 event.
Employees with the mobile Customer Service Centre at NAIDOC Week 2017 event

Signage and artwork

For many years we have used Indigenous artwork to celebrate and acknowledge our First Nations Peoples. Our 'Travelling' artwork, designed by Gilimbaa is used throughout our department to signify our respect to the land and waterways in which we travel. We have also used Indigenous artwork in:   

  • Customer Service Centre acknowledgement plaques
  • bilingual naming of the conference rooms in Bundaberg
  • purchasing First Nations artwork for the Brisbane CBD office at Mary Street
  • use of First Nations artwork on New Generation Rollingstock trains
  • First Nations artwork workshops
  • use of Sacred Seas Artwork by Maritime Safety Queensland
  • use of Connecting Thread artwork on the G:Link and Smart Ticketing validators
  • Welcome to Country roadside signage acknowledging Traditional Owner groups.
Acknowledgement Plaque Launch, Logan Customer Service Centre, National Reconciliation Week 2017: Frank Waria (TMR), Aunty Kerry and Jody Brumby (TMR)
Acknowledgement Plaque Launch, Logan Customer Service Centre, National Reconciliation Week 2017: Frank Waria (TMR), Aunty Kerry and Jody Brumby (TMR)
Acknowledgement Plaque
Acknowledgement Plaque