- 01 Dec 2004
- Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
- Amends the:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 to: abolish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); rename the Act as the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005; and make consequential amendments arising from its abolition, including: the transfer of ATSIC’s assets and liabilities to other agencies, the establishment of a new housing fund to be administered by Indigenous Business Australia, and modification of the role of the Office of Evaluation and Audit; and
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2004 to: abolish regional councils from 1 July 2005; and make consequential amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to 11 other Acts.