Perth-based family violence service handed back to members

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, has announced that the special administration of the Western Australian Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation will end today.

The corporation, which is based in Perth, is funded by the Attorney-General’s Department to deliver support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and children throughout Western Australia who are either the victims of family violence and sexual abuse, or who are at risk of such violence.

Katungul CEO faces civil proceedings

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Mr Anthony Beven, today announced that he has commenced further proceedings in the Federal Court in Sydney against Mr Damien Matcham, the former CEO of Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services (Katungul). The proceedings relate to alleged contraventions of civil penalty provisions in the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).

Special administrations extended at Narooma and Yirrkala

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Mr Anthony Beven, has today announced extensions to the terms of the special administrations of the Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services (Katungul) and the Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation (Laynhapuy).

‘A great deal of progress has been made with both special administrations and both corporations are in a much better position now than they were at the outset,’ Mr Beven said.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations get to the heart of art

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, has today released a report giving a snapshot of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations in the visual arts sector.

The report, At the heart of art, examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts sector over the past four financial years. It reveals information on corporate governance and administrative arrangements around corporations and the way they run art centres.

Special administration extended again at Laynhapuy

The special administration at the Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation that was due to end on 31 August 2012 has been extended for a second time until 31 October 2012.

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Mr Anthony Beven, placed the corporation under special administration on 23 January 2012 and appointed Mr Gerry Mier from the Cairns-based firm of KPMG as the special administrator.

Encouraging picture emerges for top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, has today released his fourth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations.

The report covers the 2010–11 financial year and looks at the overall income, geographic distribution and sectoral information of the 500 highest earning corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).

Court fines for failure to lodge

Eleven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations, 10 located in Queensland and one in the ACT, have been convicted and fined for not lodging their annual returns for the 2010–11 financial year.

The prosecutions were brought by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, as part of an ongoing campaign to maintain high reporting levels among corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).

Tasmanian corporation back in members' control

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, today announced the end of the special administration at Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation.

The corporation is based in Latrobe, Tasmania, and for the past 20 years has provided health and community support to the local Aboriginal community.

Following a request for assistance from the full board of directors, the Registrar on 26 April 2012 appointed Danny Keep and Natasha Keep as joint and several special administrators. The corporation had been struggling with financial problems and a number of operational issues.

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