Enabling Legislation

The TSRA's enabling legislation is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth). Part 3A, Division 1, section 142 of the Act states:

  1. A Torres Strait Regional Authority is established.
  2. The TSRA:
    1. is a body corporate, with perpetual succession; and
    2. is to have a common seal; and
    3. may acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property; and
    4. may sue and be sued in its corporate name.