Poruma Island Council

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Local Government
Place:Poruma Island, Torres Strait
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:
Poruma Island is located 100 kilometres north-east of Thursday Island in the Torres Strait in far north Queensland. The Poruma Island Council (the Council) was one of over twenty island and Aboriginal councils of the Torres Strait. The Council was responsible for municipal services and is involved in the provision of medical services, public utilities and housing. It was, however, absorbed by the Torres Strait Islands Regional Council in 2008 as part of the State government's amalgamation policy.

Related Entries

  • Poruma People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1066 (7 July 2000) AND Warraber People v State of Queensland
  • Porumalgal and Ergon Energy Electricity Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Coconut Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Poruma Island Sewerage Scheme Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Torres Strait Island Regional Council
  • People
  • Poruma People

  • Glossary

    Local Government