Kulkalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation
The Kulkalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation administers the native title rights and interests recognised over Aureed Island in December 2004 on behalf of its members located on Poruma, Warraber and Masig Islands. The application leading to the Kulkalgal determination was lodged by Father Napoleon Warria in February 2001. Following his death, Lota Warria proceeded with the application on behalf of the native title applicants people. This claim was mediated by the parties over three years. The parties agreed to recognise:
- Exclusive possession of the land; and
- Non-exclusive use of the water and things within it for personal, non-commercial and domestic communal needs.
In December 2004, the Federal Court granted the orders sought by the parties, approving their negotiated agreement, without independently hearing the determination application.