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Masig (Yorke Island) Defence Facilities Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 16 October 2015
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Yorke Island
State/Country:Queensland , Australia
The ILUA area is located in Masig (Yorke Island). This is an island in the Torres Strait. The Torres Strait is located between Cape York Penninsula and Papua New Guinea. This island is close to Poruma Island, Ugar Island, Erub Island and Mer Island.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 16 October 2015. This is an authorised Body Corporate under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2015/085.
Subject Matter:Defence | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Masig (Yorke Island) Defence Facilities ILUA was agreed between the Commonwealth of Australia acting through the Department of Defence, Masigalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC and Torres Strait Island Regional Council on 16 October 2015. The purpose of the ILUA is to provide consent for a range of acts, whether or not they are 'future acts' regarding the setting up of a body corporate agreement. The agreement area is within the external boundary of the claim area for the Masig People.

Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement: The ILUA is located in Torres Strait Island Regional Council. The agreement area covers about 730 sq metres on Lease Z in Lot 10 on TS179 Masig (Yorke Island).

Commencement: The ILUA commenced on 16 October 2015.

Native Title Provisions: The ILUA does have statements that reference subsection 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993(Cth).

Background to the Agreement: The ILUA allows a body corporate agreement to be set up between the parties.

Native Title in the ILUA Area: The ILUA is in the native title claim area which includes the land and waters the subject of the Federal Court proceeding Masig People v State of Queensland / Damuth People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1067.

Related Entries

  • Masig People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1067 AND Damuth People v State of Queensland (7 July 2000)
  • Lota Warria on behalf of the Poruma and Masig Peoples v State of Queensland and Ors [2005] FCA 1117 (15 August 2005)
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Masigalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation - Signatory
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Masig People - Native Title Claimant

  • Documents

    Masig (Yorke Island) Defence Facilities ILUA - ( PDF)
    Masig (Yorke Island) Defence Facilities ILUA Survey Plan - ( PDF)
    Masig (Yorke Island) Defence Facilities ILUA Written Description - ( PDF)


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