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Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee (IRAC) 2nd meeting 31 May 1 June 2010 Cairns summary document

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Title: Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee (IRAC) 2nd meeting 31 May 1 June 2010 Cairns summary document
Authors: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee (IRAC)
Abstract: There are four Reef Advisory Committees (RACs): Catchment and Coastal; Ecosystem; Indigenous; and Tourism and Recreation RAC. The RACs are competency-based committees comprising a cross-section of stakeholder interests with expertise and experience in relevant areas. The role of the RACs is to provide issues-based advice to the GBRMPA on operational issues. Each RAC shall work closely with staff of the relevant branch and sections, to ensure that policy development and strategic direction are developed in consultation with stakeholders. The RACs are appointed for a term of three years, and members are eligible for reappointment. Each of the RACs includes Indigenous representation. Some members are appointed as a representative of a particular group or sector (e.g. industry, recreational, government), or for their linkages to Traditional Owner Groups. All RAC members are expected to adopt a broad perspective on issues that are addressed, mindful of the objectives of the relevant section or branch and of the GBRMPA’s corporate priorities. The Indigenous RAC (IRAC) provides strategic-level advice to the GBRMPA on the management of matters that relate to Indigenous Partnerships.The 2nd meeting of the IRAC was held in Cairns on 31 May and 1 June 2010. The Chairman paid respect to the Traditional Owners and acknowledged their traditional land and sea country in the Cairns region. A summary of the outcomes of the main items discussed is set out in this document.
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