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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)

Category: Legislation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Date: 1 January 1989
Sub Category:Legislation
Location:Australia
Summary Information:
The objects of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 are: 'in recognition of the past dispossession and dispersal of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their present disadvantaged position in Australian society:
  • to ensure maximum participation of Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders in the formulation and implementation of government policies that affect them;
  • to promote the development of self-management and self-sufficiency among Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders;
  • to further the economic, social and cultural development of Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders; and
  • to ensure co-ordination in the formulation and implementation of policies affecting Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders by the Commonwealth, State, Territory and local governments, without detracting from the responsibilities of State, Territory and local governments to provide services to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents.'

  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Queensland (excluding the Torres Strait Region)
  • Organisation
  • Binjirru Regional Council
  • Tumbukka Regional Council
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Indigenous Business Australia
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • ATSIC Queanbeyan Regional Council
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regional Councils
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 (Cth)

  • References

    Resource
    Reconciliation and Social Justice Library - AustLII (1989) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)

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