An executive committee consisting of eight TSRA board members has been formed to assist the TSRA Chairperson to carry out his functions. The Executive Committee's portfolio structure is aligned to the TSRA's programmes. The TSRA Board determined the membership of the Executive Committee by open ballot following the Board election in 2012. The TSRA Executive Committee meets quarterly, prior to TSRA Board meetings. The Chairperson may call additional meetings as required.
The objectives of TSRA's Executive Committee are to:
- ensure that policies and future directives are made in accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth) (ATSI Act), the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (Cth), the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 201 3 (Cth) (from I July 2014) and other relevant legislation
- advocate for improved outcomes in the Torres Strait region
- represent the views of the TSRA on internal and external committees
- assist the TSRA Chairperson to communicate to Torres Strait communities government policy, TSRA decisions and achievements as they relate to the Executive Committee's portfolio responsibilities.
The 2013 - 2014 TSRA Executive Committee members and their portfolio responsibilities are shown at Table 4-3.
|Mr Joseph Elu||Chairperson Portfolio Member for Governance and Leadership|
|Mr Aven Noah||Deputy Chairperson Portfolio Member for Culture, Art and Heritage|
|Mr Willie Lui||Alternate Deputy Chairperson Portfolio Member for Environmental Management|
|Mr John Abednego||Portfolio Member for Safe Communities|
|Mr Kenny Bedford||Portfolio Member for Fisheries|
|Mr Keith Fell||Portfolio Member for Healthy Communities|
|Mr Sam Maka||Portfolio Member for Economic Development|
|Mr Maluwap Nona||Portfolio Member for Native Title|
The 2013 - 2014 TSRA Executive Committee met six times. Those meetings are shown in Table 4-4.
|9 September 2013||Nil|
|2 December 2013||Mr Willie Lui, Member for Warraber|
|3 March 2014||Nil|
|10 March 2014||Nil|
|23 April 2014||Nil|
|2 June 2014||Mr Keith Fell, Member for Mabuiag Mr Kenny Bedford, Member for Erub|
Attendance at TSRA Executive Committee meetings is shown in Table 4-5.
|Member||Number of meetings attended|
|Mr Joseph Elu||6 of 6|
|Mr Aven Noah||6 of 6|
|Mr Willie Lui||5 of 6|
|Mr John Abednego||6 of 6|
|Mr Kenny Bedford||5 of 6|
|Mr Keith Fell||5 of 6|
|Mr Sam Maka||6 of 6|
|Mr Maluwap Nona||6 of 6|