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IBIS/Mer Gedkem le Corporation/Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Corporation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 4 September 2012
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Mer Island, Torres Strait, Australia
The ILUA area is Lease D in Lot 48 on Crown Plan TS 207 on SP253574 on Mer Island. A map of the area is attached to the ILUA extract.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 4 September 2012. This is an authorised Body Corporate Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: QI2012/067
Subject Matter:Housing, Construction and Infrastructure
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/ILUA%20Register/2012/QI2012.067/ILUARegisterExport.pdf
Summary Information:
The IBIS/Mer Gedkem le Corporation/Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Corporation Indigenous Land Use Agreement was agreed between:

- Island Industries Board trading as Islander Board of Industry and Service (IBIS);

- Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC; and

- Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Corporation (Corporation).

The purpose of this ILUA is to enable the Islander Board of Industry and Services to obtain a trustee lease in order to operate a business.
Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement

The parties to this ILUA consent to the following acts:
a) all acts necessary to obtain approval to the grant of a Trustee Lease by the Corporation to IBIS;
b) the consent of the Minister to the grant of the Trustee Lease if required ;
c) all acts necessary to operate the Business in accordance with the Trustee Lease throughout the term of the Trustee Lease;
d) the granting of the Trustee Lease and all acts necessary pursuant to the Trustee Lease including upgrade and extension of existing improvements on the Trust Land by the Trustee Lessee in accordance with the Trustee Lease;
e) All acts necessary to give effect to those acts.

The right to negotiate will not apply to the above acts.

Native Title in the ILUA Area
The Meriam people's ownership of Mer, Waier and Dauar Islands was recognised in two native title determinations: the Mabo decision and the Meriam People determination.


Related Entries

Agreement
  • Andrew Passi on behalf of the Meriam People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 697 (14 June 2001)
  • Organisation
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Service - Signatory
  • Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Corporation - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Case Law
  • Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1

  • References

    General Reference
    National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (4 September 2012) Extract from Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements - IBIS/Mer Gedkam Le Corporation/ Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Corporation ILUA

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