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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    27 November 1989

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Michael McDaniel 1 September 2017 16 May 2021
Deputy Chair VACANT    
Member Ms. Donisha Duff 10 February 2015 10 February 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Rachel Perkins 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
Member Dr. Myfany Turpin 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
Member Mr. Stephen Kinnane 17 May 2017 16 May 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Geoffrey Winters 10 February 2015 10 February 2019
Member Ms. Jodie Sizer 10 February 2015 10 February 2019
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