The QMDC Regional Aboriginal Advisory Group (RAAG) 

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The RAAG consists of two representatives (one male and one female) from each of the eight Traditional Owner groups within the region including:

o  Barunggam

o  Bidjara

o  Bigambul

o  Gunggari

o  Kambuwal

o  Kamilaroi/Goomeroi

o  Kooma, and

o  Mandandanji.

The need for the Group was identified through a consultation process between QMDC, South West NRM and regional Aboriginal groups. You can read the report here. The role of the RAAG is to:

  • Provide QMDC with professional and relevant advice in all matters pertaining to Aboriginal involvement in QMDC's core business
  • Assist QMDC to ensure Aboriginal communities in the region are actively participating in natural resource management planning processes that are compatible with Indigenous governance, protocols and decision-making processes
  • Disseminate information to Aboriginal people and to relevant Aboriginal groups and organisations about natural resource management issues discussed within the RAAG meetings
  • Assist QMDC to foster a deeper understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, especially on matters related to natural and cultural heritage
  • Facilitate the development of good cross cultural awareness between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people (government and non-government) involved in natural resource management in the region.

There are a number of regional Aboriginal groups and committees in the QMDC region. The current structure and advisory role of these groups may change in the future.

For further information regarding membership and contact details of these groups, please contact Tim Knox on email: timk@qmdc.org.au

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid…free workshop.

28 June 2017

This is a Community Initiative: Sponsored by South West Hospitals and Health Service. Who can attend a course? Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This…  + read more

NAIDOC Week

02 July 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and…  + read more

QMDC Member Meeting for the Maranoa region

06 July 2017

Our regular member meetings are a chance for you to hear about projects and activities in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers - from QMDC and our member organisations. All welcome. Where: Surat Bowls Club  When:  9:30am…  + read more