QCAT acknowledges the first owners and custodians of the land and waters across Queensland and pays respect to their Elders who have spoken for the land in the past and who do so today. QCAT acknowledges their wisdom and leadership.
About the artwork - Protect and Empower
The artwork was created by Waanyi-Kalkadoon artist Keisha Thomason, from Gilimbaa creative agency, with the following description of its meaning:
At the centre of the artwork is the QCAT shield to protect the people and serve true justice. The design has a dual meaning: the process of one's journey in engaging with QCAT to a solution; and also saltwater meets freshwater and the diverse communities all across Queensland.
Behind the shield are pathways of diverse journeys and lives across Queensland.
Surrounding everything is the ring, which represents the balance of power between communities and governance.