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The Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee provides advice to the Marine Park Authority Board through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on the management of the Great Barrier Reef.

Appointments to the Indigenous Reef Advisory Committees is competency-based, and members are appointed taking into consideration their experience, knowledge, skills, relationships and networks with Reef Traditional Owners or relevant groups or sectors.  

All Committee members are expected to adopt a broad perspective on Committee business that is raised.

Purpose

  • The Committee's purpose is to provide objective advice, insights and recommendations on:
  • matters relating to Marine Park management and the implementation of actions by the Authority to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their heritage strong, safe and healthy, and contribute towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations for sea country and heritage management into the future.
  • ways to facilitate partnerships, enhance engagement with a range of sectors (for example, tourism, natural resource organisations, fisheries) and build capacity and engage with Traditional Owners in the management of marine resources in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • ways to strengthen communications between local communities, managers and reef stakeholders and build a better understanding of Traditional Owner issues regarding the management of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • the application of the world's best practice principles for sea country planning and implementation and
  • the delivery and expansion of the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA) program across the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
  • The Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee is not a decision-making body. Advice and recommendations provided to the Board are non-binding.

Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee Charter of Operation

Terms of Reference

  • The Committees’ purpose is to provide objective advice, insights and recommendations on:
  • Matters relating to Marine Park management and the implementation of actions by the Authority to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their heritage strong, safe and healthy, and contribute towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations for sea country and heritage management into the future.
  • Ways to facilitate partnerships, enhance engagement with a range of sectors (for example, tourism, natural resource organisations, fisheries) and build capacity and engage with Traditional Owners in management of marine resources in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Ways to strengthen communications between local communities, managers and reef stakeholders and build better understanding of Traditional Owner issues about management of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The application of world's best practice principles to sea country planning and implementation.
  • The delivery and the expansion of the Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement program across the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Members

  • Mr Malcolm Mann (Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee Chairperson) Darumbal Traditional Owner and Business Development Manager Darumbal Enterprises Ltd – Southern extent of Broadsound, Shoalwater Bay, Byfield, Corio Bay, waters that surround Woppaburra country, the Fitzroy River/Raglan Creek to the northern boundary of the Port Curtis Coral Coast Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement Region.

  • Dr Kerry Blackman - Gurang and Gooreng Gooreng Traditional Owner. Managing Director Gidarjil Development Corporation – Gladstone and Bundaberg region.

  • Mr Troy Johnson - Wulgurukaba – Townsville and Whitsunday region, Gugu-Badhun valley of lagoons, Burdekin River Catchment. Ranger, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Region

  • Mr Frank Loban - Western Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owner – Badu, Moa, Besi and Boigu region. PhD Student College of Science and Engineering James Cook University and Member Raine Island Recovery Project Scientific Advisory Group

  • Mr Keron Murray - Wuthathi Traditional Owner – Cape Grenville region. Chairperson, Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation and Member Raine Island Recovery Project Working Group

  • Ms Karell Ross - Olkola Traditional Owner – Central Cape York Peninsula. QLD Government Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program

  • Ms. Christabel Warren - Wuthathi Traditional Owner. Indigenous Tourism Operations – Far Northern Management area.

  • Mr Gregory Pascoe - Kuuku Ya'u, Far Northern Section Marine Park

  • Mr John Tabo Jnr - Murray Island/Torres Strait Islands

  • Mr Gavin Singleton - Yirrganydji, Far Northern Section Marine Park

Created Sun, 2022-08-21 17:28
Updated 26 Aug 2022
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