A guide to the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act)
Information about the roles and functions of PBCs under the CATSI Act, the Native Title Act and the PBC regulations.
This guide complements the Rule book info kit and is for prescribed bodies corporate (PBCs) and Registered Native title bodies corporate (RNTBCs) who have extra responsibilities under the Native Title Act 1993. It describes some of the important issues that need to be considered when writing rules for these types of corporations. It also suggests some specific rules. It is designed for PBCs, RNTBCs and groups intending to hold or manage native title.
The rule book info kit is comprehensive and takes advantage of the full range of options under the CATSI Act. It includes extra information and notes to help corporations pick and tailor rules.
It is a longer document which includes set laws from the CATSI Act which cannot be changed (rules that apply to all corporations) as well as:
Example rule book that corporations can use to make their own rule book that complies with the CATSI Act and suits their needs. This rule book satisfies the requirements for most corporations registering under the CATSI Act. This rule book satisfies the requirements for a constitution under the CATSI Act and includes some good governance ideas. It keeps some of the ‘replaceable rules’ under the CATSI Act, and replaces others. It doesn’t include all of the set law under the CATSI Act.
Steps to adopting the condensed rules under the CATSI Act
This book contains pictures to help explain some of the concepts within the rule book.
Series of templates and example policy documents for organisations registered under the CATSI Act.
Outline of the rights of members of Indigenous corporations.
Information about how individuals can be disqualified from managing corporations under the CATSI Act.