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Australian Customs Service Antenna Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 24 February 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Mer Island, Torres Strait
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The ILUA covers a parcel of land (Lease C on Lot 48 on TS207) on Mer Island in the Torres Strait, Queensland. (See the map available via the Gallery link on this page). The ILUA is 0.002 sq km in size and is located on the north west section of Mer Island. It is within the areas of Mer Island Council and the Torres Strait Regional Authority.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2002/065
Subject Matter:Future Act | | Land Use | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Australian Customs Service Antenna Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) allows Customs to construct, operate and maintain a radio communications tower at a site on Mer (Murray) Island for 25 years.

The native title holders, represented by the native title body corporate Mer Gedkem Le, agree that if any of these activities are found to be invalid, or have been in the past, they are validated by the terms of this ILUA.

The parties also agree that the 'non-extinguishment principle' applies, which means that any of the activities validated by this ILUA do not extinguish any native title rights that exist in the area.

Related Entries

  • Mer Island Council
  • Australian Customs Service
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Mer Gedkem Le (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)

  • References

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


    Australian Customs Service Antenna 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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