The Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020 has been introduced to Queensland Parliament, the first legislation of its kind in Australia. The Bill establishes a framework to give legal effect to Ailan Kastom child rearing practice. It provides a process for making an application for a cultural recognition order that will result in the permanent transfer of parentage from the biological parents to the cultural parents. It also establishes a new statutory role of a commissioner to consider and decide these applications. The Bill is currently before the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee for consideration and public comment. Find out more and make a submission.