It is anticipated that by the end of 2010 all native title claims over land in the Torres Strait will be finalised. At this point, it is uncertain as to when the Regional Sea Claim will be finalised, however it is anticipated that the Federal Court will make a determination by the end of 2010. A mediated determination ...
To be recognised as an organisation providing high quality and culturally appropriate professional services to Native Title Holders and claimants through consulting with and effectively assisting and representing Traditional Owners in the Torres Strait region in the performance of our functions under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
The Torres Strait’s commercial fisheries are the only resources available for the people in this region from which to build a real economy, yet the rights to most of these resources have been given away to people living in other areas of Australia and the traditional inhabitants are left with a welfare economy and all the disadvantages that this entails for Torres Strait society.