Bill Shorten will address the Queensland Labor conference, which will consider issues ranging from an indigenous treaty to privatisation.
Labor party members will debate formalising a treaty with indigenous people at a weekend conference.
Queensland ALP faithful are gathering on the Gold Coast for the state party's annual conference, where they will hear from federal leader Bill Shorten and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Saturday morning.
Among the proposed changes to the party's platform is a commitment to formalise "a treaty between First Nations People of Queensland and the Queensland government as a priority".
Mr Shorten in August said recognising indigenous people in the constitution would be a "hook" to work on "post-recognition settlement" or a treaty, arguing reconciliation should be both practical and symbolic.
However Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was important not to over-complicate the issue of reconciliation.
Party members will also debate a change to Labor's values statement, inserting it believes "the public, through their government, should own and control vital assets and services".
A further change would insert the sentence: "In instances where the government owns or operates services, assets or infrastructure, Labor commits to retaining these in public ownership during government and rejects privatisation of essential services in any form. "
Privatisation has been a controversial issue in the Sunshine State.
A review of the Newman government's election loss quoted polling that found privatisation was the main reason given by 64 per cent of people who switched to vote against the Liberal National Party.
There is also a push within Labor to change business regulation.
One proposed platform change calls for all major government construction work and projects to have 10 per cent of their total labour hours of its workforce as apprentices, where practicable.
Another change would maximise the use of local contractors in regional areas.
There is also a push for legislation to ensure "subcontractors, contractors and suppliers have security of payment and agreed terms of payment".
Ahead of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sex abuse reporting next year, the conference will debate a motion calling on the government to "respond legislatively" to the report.