Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld)

Category: Legislation
Sub Category:Legislation
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Local Government
Summary Information:
The Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld) and the Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld) were enacted in conjunction with a series of amendments to the Land Act 1962 (Qld), creating a system of community level councils to own and administer former reserves or missions under a Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT). The Councils have the status of local government areas and are able to make by-laws and appoint community police, and are responsible for maintaining housing, infrastructure, the Community Development Employment Program (similar to work for the dole), licenses and hunting and camping permits.

Related Entries

  • Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld)

  • Glossary

    Legislation | Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) (Australia)