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 atsieb@act.gov.au or calling the Secretariat on 02 6205 2551.

 Ross Fowler Chairperson

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body

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