Chairperson – Emessage No14, 28 April 2017
Dear Community members
Yesterday the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs officially notified ATSIEB members of the Caretaker period and today provided a copy of the Caretaker provisions leading up to the next ATSIEB Elections to be run during NAIDOC 2017. In accordance with the ATSIEB Act 2008, the current ATSIEB Term 3 membership will go into caretaker as of Monday 15 May 2017. ATSIEB has been issued with Caretaker provisions which outline the following:
During this period ATSIEB will not be able to access funds to hold events;
- ATSIEB cannot bind any incoming Elected Body or limit an incoming Elected Body’s freedom of action;
- ATSIEB members would not generally take meetings as ATSIEB representatives with ACT Government or other stakeholders during this period, with the exception where the ACT Government requests urgent advice.
I have attached for your convenience the full transcript of the Caretaker Provisions which will also be posted onto the ATSIEB website http://atsieb.com.au/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-elected-body-caretaker-provisions/.
If you have specific questions regarding the ATSIEB Elections and the process please contact the ACT Electoral Commission on 6205 00 33 or http://www.elections.act.gov.au/elections_and_voting/atsieb_electionsI would like to hear your feedback by forwarding an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Secretariat on 02 6205 2551.
Ross Fowler Chairperson
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body
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