Introduction

About the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations is an independent statutory office holder who administers the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). The Registrar’s role is to register and regulate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the CATSI Act.

ORIC vision

Strong corporations, strong people, strong communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations perform an important role in communities and make a valuable contribution to Australian society. In recognition of this, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) will continue to increase public confidence in the standards of corporate governance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and support their viability.

About the yearbook

Although not required by legislation to produce an annual report the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (the Registrar) believes it is appropriate and good practice to publish a yearbook to inform all clients and stakeholders about ORIC’s work.

The content of this yearbook aligns with the ORIC strategic plan 2014−17 and ORIC’s operational areas.

ORIC has also contributed to the 2015–16 annual report of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2015–16.

Note: Throughout this publication the terms ‘the Registrar’ and ‘ORIC’ are used interchangeably.