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An Executive Committee consisting of eight TSRA Board Members has been formed to assist the TSRA Chairperson to carry out the functions of the TSRA. The Executive Committee's portfolio structure is aligned to the TSRA's Programs. The TSRA Board decides the Membership of the Executive Committee by open ballot. 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), the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (Cth), 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 outgoing 2011 - 2012 TSRA Executive Committee Members and their portfolio responsibilities are shown at Table 4-3

Table 4-3 Membership of the 2011 - 2012 Executive Committee

Mr John T Kris Chairperson
Portfolio Member for Governance and Leadership
Ms Napcia Bin Tahal Deputy Chairperson
Portfolio Member for Economic Development
Mr Kenny Bedford Alternate Deputy Chairperson
Portfolio Member for Fisheries
Mr Donald Banu Portfolio Member for Native Title
Mr Keith Fell Portfolio Member for Healthy Communities
Mr Walter Makie Portfolio Member for Environmental Management
Mr Phillemon Mosby Portfolio Member for Culture, Art and Heritage
Ms Nancy Pearson Portfolio Member for Safe Communities

The 2012 - 2013 TSRA Executive Committee members and their portfolio responsibilities are shown at Table 4-4 .

Table 4-4 Membership of the 2012 - 2013 Executive Committee

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 2012 - 2013 TSRA Executive Committee met twice in 2012 - 2013. Those meetings are shown in Table 4-5 .

Table 4-5 Executive Committee Meeting Dates and Apologies

Dates Apologies
26 February 2013 Nil
11 June 2013 Nil

Attendance at TSRA Executive Committee meetings is shown in Table 4-6 .

Table 4-6 Executive Committee Meeting Attendance

Member Number of meetings attended
Mr Joseph Elu 2 of 2
Mr Aven Noah 2 of 2
Mr Willie Lui 2 of 2
Mr John Abednego 2 of 2
Mr Kenny Bedford 2 of 2
Mr Keith Fell 2 of 2
Mr Sam Maka 2 of 2
Mr Maluwap Nona 2 of 2