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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2005

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia







Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2004 [2005]



(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 3), omit the table item, substitute:

3.  Schedule 3

1 January 2006.


3A. Schedule 3A, items 1 and 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.


3B. Schedule 3A, item 3

The day on which Schedules 1 and 2 to this Act commences.



(2)     Page 79 (after line 23), after Schedule 3, insert:

Schedule 3A—Continuation of Regional Councils and saving arrangements

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 1989

1  Division 4 of Part 3

Repeal the Division .


2  Paragraph 117(1)(b)

Omit “, subject to this Part, until the end of the next election period”, substitute “until 1 January 2006”.

[term of office]

3  At the end of section 127A


             (4)  Where a person was a Commissioner at any time between 1 March 2005 and ATSIC abolition day, that person is not eligible to be the Chairperson of a Regional Council during the period between ATSIC abolition day and 1 January 2006.

[ Chairs of Regional Councils]