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Wednesday, 1 December 1976


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I move:

Omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

41.   The Atomic Energy Act 1 953 or any other Act authorising mining for minerals does not apply in relation to land that is Aboriginal land so as to authorise the entry or remaining of a person on the land or the doing of any act by a person on the land unless-

(a)   the Governor-General has, by Proclamation, declared that both the Minister and the Land Council for the area in which the land is situated have consented to the application of that Act in relation to entry on that land; or

(b)   the Governor-General has, by Proclamation, declared that the national interest requires the application of that Act in relation to entry on that land and that Proclamation has taken effect in accordance with section 42.'.







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