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Dauan Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 24 May 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Dauan Island, Torres Strait
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes that the area covered by the agreement is 'all the land and waters on Dauan Island, in the Torres Strait, Queensland, to the high water mark.' The ILUA covers an area of 4.025 sq km and lies southwest of Saibai Island, within the Torres Shire Council local government area and the Torres Strait Regional Authority ATSIC region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2000/00
Subject Matter:Future Act | | Land Use | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Dauan Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Dauan Island in the Torres Strait.

The native title holders have agreed that Telstra can conduct work on existing Telstra sites on the island, without notifying them. However, the ILUA states that '[t]his is not intended to affect Telstra's obligation to notify the Native Title Holders of its intention to enter the land or waters adjacent to any Existing Site if required to do so by Law'. Consent is also given for the grant or regrant of 'any Occupancy Agreement' to Telstra for the existing sites or for proposed '[c]onstruction of a Future Telecommunication Facility'.

Related Entries

  • Dauan People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1064 (6 July 2000) - Requirement
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Dauan Island Council
  • Torres Shire Council
  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Signatory
  • Dauanalgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Dauanalgaw (Dauan) People
  • Mobina Harry - Signatory

  • References

    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Dauan Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


    Native Title (Australia) | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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