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Thursday, 27 November 1986
Page: 3832


Mr CONNOLLY(10.56) —The proposal in clause 10 is to grant compensation from the Crown to persons or estates who lose interests in land. In the context of the Northern Territory this is a particularly important proposal. It goes some way towards meeting the long term concern of the pastoral industry in particular that, whereas the original legislation spoke of alienated and unalienated land, in practice there has been considerable evidence that claims can be made over existing pastoral properties. The question of compensation for the loss of licences, therefore, has not prior to this time been subject to legislative change. For that reason, the Opposition supports the proposal. It is obviously consistent with Commonwealth constitutional powers in relation to compensation payments for land taken over by the Commonwealth, on the one hand. In this case it is not land taken over by the Commonwealth specifically, but certainly as a result of Commonwealth legislation.

Clauses agreed to.

Clause 12 (Dealings, &c, with interests in land by Land Trusts).