The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new legislative framework to support families and protect children in Queensland. As the peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families, we are acutely aware that legislative reform is needed. With our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children now representing 41% of children subject to child protection intervention despite making up only 8% of the child population, Queensland desperately needs a new legislative framework that will support our families and communities to safely care for their children at home. QATSICPP’s response to the Discussion Paper is framed by the five elements of a reconceptualised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle. These five elements have been identified in the research to reflect the original intent of the Principle to support and maintain ongoing safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with their families, communities and cultures. These elements are very different to how the Principle is represented in the current Act.