In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to experience sexual assault than non-Indigenous Australians. This means that despite only making up 4% of Queensland population, Indigenous people experienced 12% of recorded sexual assaults in Queensland in 2016. There is a clear over-representation of Indigenous Australians within sexual assault statistics. Therefore, the Queensland Sexual Assault Network urges all community members and organisations to together work towards addressing these issues.
Support available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that these websites may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.
- Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre is a community based sexual assault support service controlled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of Logan City. Murrigunyah is the only specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual assault service in Queensland.
- Living Well (Men)
- Gallang Place
- SNAICC- National Voice for our Children
- ATSICHS (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service)
- The Healing Foundation