What was the main objective of the ATSIC?

What was the main objective of the ATSIC?

to promote Indigenous self-management and self-sufficiency; to further Indigenous economic, social and cultural development, and. to ensure co-ordination of Commonwealth, state, territory and local government policy affecting Indigenous people.

Why was ATSIC abolished?

A number of Indigenous programs and organisations fell under the overall umbrella of ATSIC. The agency was dismantled in 2004 in the aftermath of corruption allegations and litigation involving its chairperson, Geoff Clark.

What does the black top half represent on the Aboriginal flag?

Aboriginal people
The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun.

What was the question asked in the 1967 referendum?

the Aboriginal Race
Voters were asked whether to give the Federal Government the power to make special laws for Indigenous Australians in states, and whether in population counts for constitutional purposes to include all Indigenous Australians. The term “the Aboriginal Race” was used in the question.

What came after ATSIC?

The government has proposed the establishment of a National Indigenous Council comprised of distinguished Aboriginal people appointed by the Government to replace the ATSIC Board of Commissioners, and to provide advice on Indigenous affairs matters to the government.

What do the two green panels represent on the Torres Strait Islander flag?

the land
The green stripes represent the land, the black stripes represent the people, and the blue the sea. Adopted in 1992, the flag design was the winning entry in a competition run by the Island Coordinating Council, a Queensland statutory body representing the community councils in the Torres Strait.

Why was ATSIC created?

Section 3 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 sets out ATSIC s objectives as follows: to ensure maximum participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in government policy formulation and implementation. to promote Indigenous self-management and self-sufficiency.

What is Zenadth Kes?

The term ‘Zenadth Kes’ is an amalgamation of Torres Strait language names for the four winds that pass through the region. It’s important to remember too that regardless of where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live, their identity remains connected to their cultural and ancestral homelands.

Is it okay to say Aboriginal?

The term “Indigenous” is increasingly replacing the term “Aboriginal”, as the former is recognized internationally, for instance with the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. However, the term Aboriginal is still used and accepted.

When did Aboriginal get their rights?

The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1962 received assent on 21 May 1962. It granted all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the option to enrol and vote in federal elections.

Why was the 1967 referendum trying to change?

Referendums are the only way that you can change the Australian Constitution. The 1967 Referendum sought to change two sections of the Constitution in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 90.77 per cent of Australian voters voted ‘Yes’ to the changes.