The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) appreciates the opportunity to provide the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services with a submission in response to The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland: Options Paper. An innovative and flexible Child Protection Act is required in Queensland to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people live in safe and caring environments within their own families and communities. QATSICPP recognises and acknowledges the Queensland Government in driving the implementation of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program to build a new child protection and family support system for Queensland. The new Child Protection Act should include an emphasis on the importance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles in its entirety and ensure that family-led decision making is paramount. QATSICPP’s submission will focus on these two points as what we believe is essential in addressing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families experiencing vulnerabilities.