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Table 1 The transfer of ATSIC programs to Australian government departments and portfolios. Source: [8]

From: Mutual obligation, shared responsibility agreements & indigenous health strategy

Australian Government Portfolio/Department

   ATSIC program transferred

Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

   Indigenous rights

   International Issues

   Public Information


   Planning and Partnership Development

   Community Participation Agreements

   Native Title and Land Rights

   Indigenous Women's Development

   Indigenous Women

   Office of Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio

   Indigenous Land Fund

   Indigenous Land Corporation

   Torres Strait Regional Authority

   Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations

   Regional Councils

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

   ATSIC Housing Fund

   ATSIC's functions under the Native Title Act

   Business loans and program grants made by ATSIC before 1 July 2003

   Administration of the Regional Land Fund

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

   Community Development and Employment

   Business Development program

Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio

   Indigenous Business Australia

Department of Family and Community Services

   Community Housing and Infrastructure

   Family Violence

- Family Violence Prevention (shared with Attorney-General's Department)

- Family Violence Partnership program

Family and Community Services Portfolio

   Aboriginal Hostels Limited

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

   Arts, Culture and Language


   Sport and Recreation

Department of Health and Ageing

   Effective Family Tracing and Reunion Services

Department of the Environment and Heritage

   Maintenance and Protection of Indigenous Heritage

Attorney-General's Department

   Legal and Preventative

   Family Violence Prevention (shared with Department of Family and Community Services)

Education, Science and Training Portfolio

   Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Finance and Administration Portfolio

   Office of Evaluation and Audit