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Legislation

The department is responsible for administering (or jointly administering) the following legislation:

ACT

STATUTORY OBJECTIVE

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 (PDF, 499 KB)

(except to the extent administered by the Attorney- General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills – Part 4, sections 18-25); (sections 4, 8, 64-67, 70 and 71, jointly administered with the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills)

This Act does not state an objective. However, it addresses a number of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the establishment of Community Justice Groups, the establishment of Community Police Officers, entry to trust areas, the regulation of alcohol possession and consumption in community areas, and the establishment of the Island Industries Board.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (PDF, 750 KB)

The main objective of this Act is to provide effective recognition, protection and conservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (PDF, 738 KB)

The main objective of this Act is to provide effective recognition, protection and conservation of Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.

Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (PDF, 836 KB)

(to the extent that it is relevant to the transfer of land as Aboriginal land prior to the dedication of national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and associated transfers of land as Aboriginal land)

The main objective of this Act is to amend the Aboriginal Land Regulation 2011 to declare an area of available state land as transferable land.

Land Act 1994 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

(to the extent that it is relevant to dealing with land associated with the dedication of national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, associated transfers of land as Aboriginal land and actions agreed in Indigenous Land Use Agreements for those lands

The objective of this Act requires land administered under the Act to be managed for the benefit of the people of Queensland by having regard to seven principles. These principles are sustainability, evaluation, development, community purpose, protection, consultation and administration.

 Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008 (PDF, 513 KB)

 The objectives of this Act are to:

(a) support the restoration of socially responsible standards of behaviour and local authority in welfare reform community areas
(b) help people in welfare reform community areas to resume primary responsibility for the wellbeing of their community and the individuals and families of the community.

The objectives are achieved primarily through the operation of the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC).

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