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This instrument recognises the Torres Strait Regional Authority as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the Torres Strait area for a two year period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 17 Apr 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
To be ceased 30 Jun 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing

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Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Torres Strait Regional Authority) Instrument 2019

I, Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated   5th April 2019

NIGEL SCULLION

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

 

 

 


Contents

1......... Name................................................................................................................................ 1

2......... Commencement................................................................................................................ 1

3......... Authority.......................................................................................................................... 1

4......... Definitions....................................................................................................................... 1

5......... Recognised Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body................................. 1

6......... Period of recognition........................................................................................................ 1

7......... Revocation of the previous instrument of recognition...................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Description of area (Torres Strait)                                                                          3

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

                                          


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Torres Strait Regional Authority) Instrument 2019.

2  Commencement

(1)               Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 July 2019

Note:             This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

(2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 203AD(1) of the Native Title Act 1993.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

                   Act means the Native Title Act 1993.

                   Representative Body means a representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body recognised under section 203AD of the Act.

                   Torres Strait Regional Authority means the Torres Strait Regional Authority as established by section 142 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005.

5  Recognised Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body

                   For subsection 203AD(1) of the Act, the Torres Strait Regional Authority is the recognised Representative Body for the area described in Schedule 1.

6  Period of recognition

                   For subsection 203AD(2) of the Act, this recognition as a Representative Body takes effect on 1 July 2019 and ceases to have effect on 30 June 2021.

7                 Revocation of the previous instrument of recognition

                   The Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Torres Strait Regional Authority) Instrument 2018 is revoked with effect on the date of the commencement of this instrument.

 


 

Schedule 1—Description 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 zone means the exclusive economic zone within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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