During FY20, QICGRE worked with Queensland Health to install two additional flag poles on the forecourt between 111 George Street and 33 Charlotte Street in Brisbane CBD. The new poles enable the Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flags to be flown permanently, alongside the Australian and Queensland flags.
The initiative is a great example of tangible demonstration of the recognition and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and partnerships between QIC, the Queensland Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We hope being able to fly the Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag permanently will promote a sense of community in advancing reconciliation.
While physical NAIDOC Week celebrations for 2020 were postponed due to COVID-19, a virtual Flag Raising ceremony was held involving the newly installed flag poles, jointly organised by the Department of Health, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Department of Housing and Public Works, Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, and Department of Youth Justice.