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Telstra and Saibai Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 28 March 2002
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Saibai 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 'the land and waters above the high water mark (as defined in the Land Act 1994 (Qld)) on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait'. The ILUA covers an area of approximately 112.7 square kilometres 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: QI2001/006
Subject Matter: | Native Title | Future Act | Land Use
Summary Information:
The Telstra and Saibai Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Saibai 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.'

Related Entries

  • Saibai People v State of Queensland [1999] FCA 158 (12 February 1999) - Requirement
  • Saibai Island Health Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Saibai Island Flood Works Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Saibai Island Additional Staff Accommodation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Saibai Island Community Council
  • Torres Shire Council
  • Saibai Mura Buway (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)
  • Land Act 1994 (Qld)
  • People
  • Saibai People
  • Terry Tabui Waia - Signatory
  • Dana Yestin Ober - Signatory
  • Walter Wagea Waia - Signatory

  • References

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


    Telstra and Saibai 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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