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Queensland - Legislation

Torres Strait Islander Act 1971 (1972 - 1984)

From
1972
To
1984
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/act-1971-060

The Torres Strait Islander Act 1971 provided for the conduct of reserves for Torres Strait Islanders and for the admission of those who wished to reside there and for assistance of Torres Strait Islanders who made such requests. The status of 'assisted Islander' was abolished. This act has the full title "An Act to provide for the conduct of reserves for Torres Strait Islanders and for the admission thereto of persons who wish to reside there; for the grant of assistance to Torres Strait Islanders who seek it; and for related purposes" (Act no. 60/1971) and was abolished in 1984 and replaced by the Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Act no.51/1984), which as of 2014 is known as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984.

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Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/queensland; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis