Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act 1985 (Qld)

Category: Legislation
Binomial Name: State of Queensland
Sub Category:Legislation
Location:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Land Transaction
Summary Information:
An Act to provide for the grant of leases in perpetuity and other title in land to members of communities of Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders and for related purposes. In 1982, the Queensland Government decided that control of Aboriginal reserve and mission land should be handed to Aboriginal councils in the form of a Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT). This granted an estate in fee simple to local Aboriginal councils who operated as trustees for the Aboriginal inhabitants of that settlement. The land could no longer be held as Crown Land but rather, would be considered as freehold title held by the councils.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Nona on behalf of the Badulgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1578
  • Poruma People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1066 (7 July 2000) AND Warraber People v State of Queensland
  • Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 (6 July 2000)
  • Mualgal People v State of Queensland [1999] FCA 157 (12 February 1999)
  • Gibuma on behalf of the Boigu People v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1575
  • David on behalf of the Iama People and Tudulaig v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1576
  • Stephen on behalf of the Ugar People v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 157
  • Murgha on behalf of the Combined Gunggandji Claim v State of Queensland [2011] FCA 1511
  • Organisation
  • State of Queensland

  • References

    Resource
    State of Queensland Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act

    Glossary

    Legislation