The Queensland government has vowed to help improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the appointment of a First Nations housing advisor.
Mick Gooda has taken on the role, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad saying the human rights advocate has a "wealth of experience" in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
"This is especially important as we are approaching a crisis in remote housing brought on by the Commonwealth's disgraceful decision to completely cut funding to building new housing," Ms Trad said in a statement.
Mr Gooda has promised transparency and collaboration between the state's remote communities and government as it works towards securing more housing.
"That business about working with us instead of doing things to us has been said so many times but ... we've got to make it a reality in Queensland that we work with people, rather than the usual rhetoric people wheel out when they want to make us feel good," he said on Wednesday.
"People will be fully informed, there won't be any secrets, there won't be any hollow logs around the place."
Queensland Housing Minister Mick de Brenni said the government has also committed $40 million towards a remote housing program for 2019 to protect jobs while it continues to seek Commonwealth funding.
The funding will support up to 132 full-time jobs, build up to 17 new houses and 32 lot developments for future construction in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, he said.
The Palaszczuk government will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils to develop a program for 2019 in the coming weeks.