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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)

Category: Organisation
Date: 1 January 1990
Sub Category:Representative Body | Statutory Body
Location:Australia
Alternative Names:
  • ATSIC
  • Summary Information:
    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was a Commonwealth statutory authority and the peak representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It was responsible for administering many programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ATSIC commenced operations in 1990 as a means by which to involve Indigenous people in government processes affecting their lives.

    ATSIC's structure comprised:
    An elected arm of Indigenous representatives, consisting of 35 Regional Councils around Australia and a national Board of Commissioners led by an elected Chairperson; and an administration headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    On 16 March 2005 the Federal Parliament passed the ATSIC Amendment Bill repealing provisions of the ATSIC Act, and in particular abolishing ATSIC.

    The legislation received the Royal Assent and was proclaimed with effect from 24 March 2005. In addition, the legislation provided that Regional Councils would cease operations on 30 June 2005.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) is now responsible the national coordination of the whole-of-government approach to the provision of programs and services to Indigenous Australians.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement on Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Signatory
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Western Australia) - Signatory
  • Ewamian People #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Ewamian and Teck Cominco Australia Minerals Pty Ltd Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Gold Coast Convention Centre Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Kalkadoon / Matrix Metals Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Maiawali and Karuwali #2 EP Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Finke Gorge National Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Framework Agreement (South Australia) - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Memorandum of Understanding - Signatory
  • Partnering Agreement between the Government of South Australia and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission - Signatory
  • Koonibba Community Pipeline Deed of Agreement - Signatory
  • The Mutitjulu Community Participation and Partnership Agreement
  • Local Agreement between Eurobodalla Shire Council and Aboriginal Community
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 1 - Signatory
  • Statement of Commitment to a New and Just Relationship between the Government of Western Australia and Aboriginal Western Australians - Signatory
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Joint Venture Agreement
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Northern Territory) - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Queensland (excluding the Torres Strait Region) - Signatory
  • Agreement on National Indigenous Housing Information - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Related Infrastructure for Indigenous People in the Northern Territory - Signatory
  • Tjurabalan Community Participation Agreement
  • Murdi Paaki Shared Responsibility Agreement - Signatory
  • Greater Shepparton Shared Responsibility Agreement - Signatory
  • Communique between the Government of the State of Tasmania and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Comission (ATSIC) and the Independent Education Union - Signatory
  • Protocol for the Negotiation of a Native Title Framework Agreement for Victoria - Signatory
  • Australian Capital Territory Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Statement of Intent - Signatory
  • Bar-Barrum and Ergon Energy Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Bar-Barrum and Herberton Shire Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Bar-Barrum and Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Dauan Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Mabuiag Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Gumugal and Ergon Energy Electricity Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Telstra and Moa Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Porumalgal and Ergon Energy Electricity Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Warraber / Telstra Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Warraberalgal / Ergon Energy Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Telstra and Saibai Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Western Australian Framework Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Signatory
  • City of Port Phillip Memorandum of Understanding with our Indigenous Community 1999
  • Coconut Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • ACT Shared Responsibility Agreement - Signatory
  • Miwatj Memorandum of Understanding - Signatory
  • Agreement on the Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (New South Wales) - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision of Essential Services to Indigenous Communities in Western Australia - Signatory
  • Trilateral Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Related Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Northern Territory - Signatory
  • Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth Government and the Government of South Australia regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in South Australia - Signatory
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Western Australia - Signatory
  • Agreement between Queensland Health, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Bidgerdii Community Health Service - Signatory
  • Agreement between the Commonwealth Government, ATSIC and the New South Wales Government on the Provision and Management of Housing and Housing Related Infrastructure for Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders - Signatory
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Signatory
  • Mimili 'Mimili Pool' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Victoria) - Signatory
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Australian Capital Territory) - Signatory
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (South Australia) - Signatory
  • Agreement on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (New South Wales) - Signatory
  • Families Agreement between ATSIC and the Queensland Department of Families - Signatory
  • Victoria Communiqué - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and ATSIC/ATSIS - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding to Establish the Building Solid Families Program
  • Organisation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regional Councils
  • Peninsula Regional Council of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission - Controlling
  • Aboriginal Recognition Working Group
  • Darebin Aboriginal Reconciliation Working Party
  • Aboriginal Affairs Victoria
  • Binjirru Regional Council
  • Tumbukka Regional Council
  • Municipal Association of Victoria Indigenous Interagency Coordination Committee for Local Government
  • Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees
  • Indigenous Housing Authority of the Northern Territory - Partner
  • Indigenous Land Fund
  • North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service
  • ATSIC Queanbeyan Regional Council - Subsidiary
  • Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Papta Warra Yunti ATSIC Regional Council
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Indigenous Communities Coordination Taskforce
  • Indigenous Coordination Centres
  • National Indigenous Council
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
  • Garrak-Jarru Regional Council
  • Goolburri Regional Council
  • Central Remote Regional Council
  • Miwatj ATSIC Regional Council
  • South-East Queensland ATSIC Regional Council
  • Mulga Mallee Regional Council
  • Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)
  • Alice Springs Regional Council
  • Binjirru ATSIC Regional Council
  • Event
  • South Australian State Communique
  • Indigenous Issues Position Statement
  • Kalkaringi Constitutional Convention
  • Eva Valley Statement
  • Western Australian Joint Planning Forum on Aboriginal Health
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 (Cth)
  • Place
  • Preminghana Indigenous Protected Area
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Community Harmony Strategy
  • Yarrabah Housing Project
  • Community Housing and Infrastructure Program
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Health Strategy: A Strategic Approach to Improving the Health of Aboriginal People in Western Australia - Signatory
  • Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program (AACAP)
  • Primary Health Care Access Program (PHCAP) - Partner

  • References

    Report
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
    Resource
    Council of Australian Governments (2004) ACT Shared Responsibility Agreement
    Reconciliation and Social Justice Library - AustLII (1989) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)

    Glossary

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

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