ORIC’s Regulatory Functions
(ORIC) Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
Clayton Utz - Brisbane
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clayton Utz, level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street,
Format: 5.30pm Registration for 6pm Presentation followed by networking drinks and canapes.
Selwyn, as a relatively recent appointee to the role of Registrar has a mission to change the approach to indigenous corporations, where possible, away from enforcement and toward support and turnaround.
In this session, Selwyn will discuss ORIC’s role as the Federal Regulator for Indigenous Corporations and how the CATSI Act provides inherent support mechanisms to ensure that Indigenous Corporations can continue trading and providing services to their community, even when experiencing financial difficulties through proactive regulatory interventions.
Registrar, Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
Mr Selwyn Button is a Gungarri man from southwest Queensland, raised in Cherbourg.
Mr Button has extensive experience in Queensland health and education sectors. From 2014 to 2018 he was Assistant Director-General of Indigenous Education in state schools, where he oversaw significant improvements in outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Prior to that he was CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC); chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Limited; and director of the Indigenous health policy branch within Queensland Health. He is a former teacher and worked as a Queensland police office.