Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Queensland have met in Cairns for the first indigenous-themed Cabinet meeting.
Mayors and representatives from every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander shire council across Queensland met with state government ministers in what Palm Island Mayor Alf Lacey has described as "tremendous and certainly groundbreaking".
Speaking on CAAMA Radio Cr. Lacey said the meeting had created history because for the first time they were able to talk directly to the main people- rather than dealing with the middle man... something which in the past had got them nowhere !
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photo courtesy David Vaney.