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Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate


Amends the Native Title Act 1993 to respond to the Federal Court’s decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10 by: confirming the legal status and enforceability of agreements which have been registered by the Native Title Registrar on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements without the signature of all members of a registered native title claimant (RNTC); enable the registration of agreements which have been made but have not yet been registered; and ensure that area Indigenous Land Use Agreements can be registered without requiring every member of the RNTC to be a party to the agreement.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/02/17  
Second reading moved 15/02/17  
Second reading debate 16/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 16/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 16/02/17  
Introduced and read a first time 16/02/17  
Second reading moved 16/02/17  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (16/02/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 17/03/2017
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