NATSICC Councillor

Consisting of 5 Dioceses - Archdiocese of Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville Queensland is home to over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. According to the most recent census, almost 20% all Indigenous people in Queensland identify as Catholic.


For a summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Statistics drawn from the 2016 Census, please click here.


 David Miller QLD Councillor

David Miller joined the NATSICC Council in 2017 as the Queensland representative following the illness of Evelyn Parkin. As the QLD proxy, David and Evelyn worked closely in the previous year which allowed for a smooth transition. David is an Elder from Gangalu - Rockhampton, QLD and is very much involved in Church organisations and the Church community - particularly the Murri Ministry.


David has a strong passion for social justice and is also active in supporting Refugee families within his local Parish and the Archdiocese.

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Ministries

Murri Ministry - Brisbane

The service provides funerals, baptisms, weddings, sacraments, chaplaincy support to prisoners, community pastoral support and school educational programs.

Office address: 84 Park Road, Woolloongabba 4102

(Enter via Justice Place, 5 Abingdon Street)

Email: murriministry@bne.catholic.net.au

Phone:1300 236 822   Fax:07 3891 1931


Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, Inala

Office address:

100 Lilac Street, Inala 4077

Phone:07 3033 7200


Palm Island

Fr Emmanuel Gyamfi

AICC Palm Island

C/- Post Office

Palm Island  Q  4816

Phone: 4770 1176

Fax:  4770 1124




Ms Alice Bin Tahal

Fr Mick Peters

St Teresa's Church and Community Centre

Cnr Meenan and Longerganne Streets,

Garbutt QLD 4814

Phone: 4728 2412

Fax: 4728 2413

Email: garbuttparish@tsv.catholic.org.au


Mount Isa

Liz Dempsey


P O Box 854

Mount Isa  Q  4825

Phone:  4743 0343

Fax: 4743 6664

Email: aicc@isagsp.centacare.com.au



Deacon Ralph Madigan

St Thomas of Villanova Church - Mareeba

59 Constance Street, Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 308 , Mareeba QLD 4880

Phone: 07 4092 1077

Email: stthomas@ledanet.com.au

Website: www.stthomass.com.au

Fax: 07 4092 3170

Resources and Links

Catholic Missions to the Aborigines in North Queensland

From Lectures on North Queensland history. No. 4 chapter 3 pp. 54-72

Maguire, John Edited by Dalton, B. J.. Townsville. James Cook University of North Queensland, 1984.


Murri Ministry Recognized in 2018 Centacare Awards



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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963


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