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Torres Strait Regional Authority

Category: Organisation
Date: 1 January 1994
Sub Category:Statutory Body | Native Title Representative Body
Location:Queensland, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • TSRA
  • Subject Matter:Native Title
    URL: http://www.tsra.gov.au/
    Summary Information:
    The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), is a Commonwealth statutory authority established in 1994 under section 142 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (the Act). The functions of the TSRA are set out in s142A of the Act. These include the recognition and maintenance of the 'special and unique Ailan Kastom' [Island custom] of Torres Strait Islanders living in the Torres Strait (s142A(1)(a); the formulation and implementation of programs for Torres Strait Islanders, and Aboriginal persons, living in the Torres Strait area; and the monitoring of programs for, and development of policy proposals to meet the needs of, Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal persons living in the Torres Strait area.

    The TSRA aims to improve the lifestyle and well-being of Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people living in the region by strengthening the economic, social and cultural development of the Torres Strait.

    'The Authority's vision is to empower Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people to determine their own affairs based on the unique Ailan Kastom (Island Custom) bilong Torres Strait which is the source of unity and strength.' (Torres Strait Regional Authority website: http://www.tsra.gov.au/www/index.cfm?itemid=66).

    The TSRA realises it is essential to move away from welfare programs and to develop an economic base for the region in order to achieve autonomy.

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  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 (Cth)
  • People
  • Torres Strait Islander People

  • References

    General Reference
    AIATSIS (2008) Native Title Representative Body: Queensland
    Media Release
    Mal Brough MP, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (7 June 2007) Reforms to Native Title Representative Bodies to benefit Indigenous Australians

    Glossary

    Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) (Australia) | Statutory Body | Native Title (Australia)

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