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Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Schedule 3 Torres Strait Regional Authority elections


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

1  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Queensland Act )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 142R(1)

Omit “notice”, substitute “instrument”.

3  Section 142S

Repeal the section, substitute:

142S   Minister may determine manner of representation on TSRA

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make provision for and in relation to how the TSRA is to be constituted.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), an instrument under that subsection may:

                     (a)  provide for some or all of the members of the TSRA to be elected under this Act to be representatives of a specified kind; and

                     (b)  provide for the method and timing of election of those members; and

                     (c)  provide for the term of office of those members.

             (3)  An instrument under subsection (1) may also make provision in relation to the operation of the TSRA.

             (4)  If the eligible number has changed, the Minister may amend an instrument under subsection (1) in connection with the change.

             (5)  Subsection (4) does not limit the Minister’s power to revoke, amend or vary an instrument under subsection (1).

             (6)  An instrument under subsection (1) has effect according to its terms.

4  Subsection 142TA(3)

Omit “a notice”, substitute “an instrument”.

5  Paragraph 142TA(5)(b)

Omit “a notice”, substitute “an instrument”.

6  Subsection 142Y(1)

Omit “Subject to this section, TSRA elections must be held every 3 years”, substitute “TSRA elections must be held every 4 years”.

7  Subsection 142Y(3)

Repeal the subsection.

8  Subsection 143R(1)

Omit “a notice under paragraph 142S(2)(a) or (b)”, substitute “an instrument under section 142S”.