14th Dec 2012

Congress Moves to CATSI Act

Members of Congress have voted for strong governance and the organisation will move to become registered under the CATSI Act.

In what is undoubtedly a monumental decision, the members of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (‘Congress’) have voted to transfer the organisation to become registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).

For almost 40 years, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc. (‘Congress’) has provided holistic primary health care services to Aboriginal people in Alice Springs and Central Australia. Congress has grown to be the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory and, until this point, has been registered under the Associations Act NT 2003.

The changes were voted on as Congress held a General Meeting on 14 December 2012 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, attended by 93 members.

The meeting also voted to accept a new rule book (Constitution) for Congress.