(AIATSIS)
Education and Training
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is an independent statutory authority created by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989 (the Act). The AIATSIS Amendment Bill 2015, passed by Parliament and received Royal Assent in February 2016, enacts legislative changes to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989 (AIATSIS Act). The Bill will modernise the appointment process for the AIATSIS Council, refocus the functions of AIATSIS to better target resources and direct maximum effort to preserving its pre-eminent collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage and reflect contemporary language that better reflects the functions of AIATSIS and applies culturally appropriate terminology in describing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the AIATSIS Act.
Appropriations 19567000
Departmental expenses 25453000
Average staffing level 121
51 Lawson Crescent
Acton ACT 2601
Australia

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    General Public Service

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    27 November 1989

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601

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