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Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 20 May 2002
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Yorke Island
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 land and waters on Yorke Island (Masig), in the Torres Strait, Queensland, to the high water mark' (high water as defined in the Land Act 1994 (Qld)) . The ILUA covers an area of approximately 1.645 sq km and lies 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: QI2001/011
Subject Matter:Future Act | | Land Use | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Yorke 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 'Construction of a Future Telecommunication Facility'.

The ILUA also specifies that this consent only applies as long as Telstra continues to hold its Universal Service Obligation (to provide telecommunications infrastructure and service) in the area of the Torres Strait.

Related Entries

  • Masig People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1067 AND Damuth People v State of Queensland (7 July 2000) - Requirement
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Signatory
  • Yorke Island Council
  • Masigalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Torres Shire Council
  • 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)
  • Land Act 1994 (Qld)
  • People
  • Masig People
  • Peter Nai - Signatory
  • Napoleon Warria - Signatory

  • References

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


    Yorke Island (Masig) and Telstra 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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