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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3610

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

In Committee

Consideration of Senate's amendments.

Clause 3.

(   1 ) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears- exploration licence' includes a permit in respect of land under the Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Ordinance 1954 of the Northern Territory, as amended from time to time;

Senate's amendment No. 1-

In Clause 3 in the definition 'exploration licence', after includes' insert ' a prospecting authority and also '.

Clause 40.

(1)   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.

Senate's amendment No. 2-

In Clause 40, after sub-clause (6) insert the following subclause:

(7)   Sub-section ( 1 ) does not apply in relation to the land described in Schedule 3, being the land known as the Eastern Areas on Groote Eylandt. '.

Clause 43.

(2)   Where, by virtue of sub-section 40 (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) or a Proclamation under paragraph 40 ( 1 )(b), a mining interest in respect of Aboriginal land may be granted without the consent of the Land Council for the area in which the land is situated, the mining interest shall not be granted unless the applicant for the mining interest has entered into an agreement under seal with the Land Council for the payment to the Land Council by the applicant of an amount or amounts specified in, or calculated in accordance with, the agreement and the acceptance by the applicant of such other terms and conditions as are provided for in the agreement.

Senate's amendment No. 3-

In clause 43 (2), omit 'or (6)', substitute ',(6) or(7)'.

Senate's amendment No. 4-

In clause 43(2), omit 'agreement under seal with the Land Council for the payment to the Land Council by the applicant of an amount or amounts specified in, or calculated in accordance with, the agreement and the acceptance by the applicant of such other terms and conditions as are provided for in the agreement. '

Substitute 'agreement under seal with the Land Council containing such terms and conditions as are agreed on by the parties having regard to the effect of the grant of the mining interests on Aboriginals, which terms may include a requirement for the payment to the Land Council by the applicant of an amount or amounts specified in, or calculated in accordance with, the agreement. '.

Senate's amendment No. 5-

After Schedule 2 add the following Schedule:

SCHEDULE 3

Section 40

EASTERN AREAS ON GROOTE EYLANDT

All those pieces of land in the Northern Territory of Australia containing an area of 43.96 square kilometres more or less.

Firstly

Commencing at the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 01 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 01 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 32 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 1 4 degrees 03 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 32 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 03 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes 45 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 02 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes 45 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 02 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 01 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes 30 seconds.

Secondly

Commencing at the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 04 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 28 minutes 45 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 04 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 31 minutes thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 04 minutes 30 seconds with longitude 136 degrees 31 minutes thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 04 minutes 30 seconds with longitudes 136 degrees 34 minutes 15 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds with longitudes 136 degrees 34 minutes 15 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds with longitude 136 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 06 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 06 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 05 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 30 minutes thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 05 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 28 minutes 45 seconds thence proceeding to the intersection of latitude 14 degrees 04 minutes with longitude 136 degrees 28 minutes 45 seconds.







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