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Aboriginal corporations

Aboriginal corporations are created under Commonwealth law under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act), formally the Aboriginals Councils and Associations Act 1976. Aboriginal corporations are regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). The Registrar is an independent statutory office holder who administers the CATSI Act.

ORICís role is to support and regulate corporations that are incorporated under the Act. "It does this in a variety of ways: by advising them on how to incorporate, by training directors, members and key staff in good corporate governance, by making sure they comply with the law and by intervening when needed."