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Wednesday, 1 December 1976
Page: 3073

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

Omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

40.   A mining interest in respect of Aboriginal land shall not be granted unless-

(a)   both the Minister and the Land Council for the area in which the land is situated have consented, in writing, to the making of the grant; or

(b)   the Governor-General has, by Proclamation, declared that the national interest requires that the grant be made and that Proclamation has taken effect in accordance with section 42. '.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 41 (Application of Acts authorising mining on Aboriginal land)

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