Marra Worra Worra is registered under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). ORIC administers the Corporations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act (CATSI Act) 2006 and this Act guides how Indigenous corporations run.
AS per section 5.2 and 5.3 of the Marra Worra Worra Rule Book our ten Directors represent the five language groups of the Fitzroy River Valley. The Board of Directors is focused on carrying out the legacy of the organisation which started as a ‘strong voice’ to represent Fitzroy Valley and their members.
On the back of the governance training that the Board has received, and in the interests of best practice corporate governance, the Board has embraced a wide-ranging Terms of Reference document.
The terms of reference outline the role of the Board, which is to lead and govern the Corporation, with the aim of ensuring that Marra Worra Worra successfully meets its objectives as outlined in the Consolidated Rule Book. It also guarantees that the proper governance and management structures are in place to safeguard and ensure that the future of the Corporation is sound and the interests of the members as a whole are protected.
Currently, Swinburne University of Technology is rolling out training to groups of people in the Fitzroy Valley to become ‘governance champions’ so that they can then roll out governance training to others, committees, councils and boards, as needed or required, in the future.
The expected outcome is that a higher level of understanding and implementation of ‘good governance’ will occur throughout the Fitzroy Valley region, and also ensure that future board members of Marra Worra Worra and other entities are adequately prepared for their role.