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Recognitions as made
This instrument revokes the Recognition of Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2013 (No. 4) and recognises the Torres Strait Regional Authority as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the area described in Schedule 1 of the instrument.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 30 Jun 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2016
Repealed by Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Torres Strait Regional Authority) Instrument 2016

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Recognition as Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2015 (No.  4)

 

Native Title Act 1993

 

I, NIGEL SCULLION, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, under subsection 203AD(1) of the Native Title Act 1993, recognise the Torres Strait Regional Authority as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the area described in Schedule 1.

 

This Recognition takes effect on 1 July 2015 and ceases to have effect on 30 June 2016.

 

The Recognition as Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2013 (No.  4) is revoked with effect from the date that this Recognition takes effect. 

 

Dated 2/6/15      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGEL SCULLION

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

 

 


Schedule 1Description of area (Torres Strait)

 

1   The Torres Strait area is the area of land and waters bounded by a line commencing at the point latitude 11 degrees south and longitude 144 degrees 15 minutes east, and then proceeding west along that latitude to its intersection with the coastline of mainland Australia, then generally north-westerly and south-westerly along the coastline of mainland Australia to its intersection with latitude 11 degrees south on the western side of Cape York, then west along that latitude to the point latitude 11 degrees south longitude 141 degrees east, then north along that meridian to the intersection with the outer limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia (EEZ), then generally north-easterly and easterly along that outer limit to its intersection with longitude 144 degrees 15 minutes east, and then south along that meridian to the point of where the line began.

 

This area is to exclude Barn Island and Crab Island, and to include the towns of

Seisia and Bamaga.

 

2   In this Schedule:

    exclusive economic zonmeans the exclusive economic zone within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.