27 May 2004
House of Representatives
Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 to abolish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); 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 contains transitional and saving provisions and makes consequential amendments to 11 other Acts.