AAT refuses Umoona application

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, today noted a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to refuse an application by Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 7460) (Umoona) for an extension of time. Umoona had sought the extension to bring an application to the AAT to review a decision by the Registrar to issue a compliance notice to the corporation on 5 November 2015.

The Registrar opposed Umoona’s application.

A compliance notice is issued by the Registrar under section 439-20 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) and requires a corporation to take action in relation to specified matters.

Umoona is based in Coober Pedy in South Australia and delivers primary and secondary health care to Aboriginal people. It is registered under the CATSI Act.

Umoona fully met all the requirements of the Registrar’s compliance notice on 2 May 2016.

Background
For more information about compliance notices see the Registrar’s policy statement PS 26: Compliance notices available at www.oric.gov.au.

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ORIC MR1617-01
21 July 2016