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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2015

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

1  Division 2 of Part IIA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 Functions of the Executive Director etc.

2  After paragraph 20C(ad)

Insert:

                    (ae)  to administer subleases acquired by the Commonwealth under subsection 20CB(2), including administering other rights and interests derived from such subleases, in accordance with their terms and conditions; and

3  Section 20CA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

20CA   Executive Director to hold leases and subleases on behalf of the Commonwealth

4  At the end of subsection 20CA(1)

Add:

               ; or (e)  the proprietor of a lease of Aboriginal land is considering granting a sublease of some or all of the land.

5  After subsection 20CA(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  To avoid doubt, for the purposes of paragraph (1)(e), the proprietor may be the Director of National Parks (within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ).

          (4B)  To avoid doubt, for the purposes of paragraph (1)(e), the lease may be a lease granted under section 19A.

6  At the end of Division 2 of Part IIA

Add:

20CB   Transfer of subleases

             (1)  If the Executive Director holds a sublease of some or all of a parcel of Aboriginal land on behalf of the Commonwealth, the Executive Director may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, transfer the sublease to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, so long as the transfer is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the sublease.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation holds a sublease of some or all of a parcel of Aboriginal land; and

                     (b)  the sublease was transferred to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation under subsection (1);

the Executive Director may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, acquire the sublease by way of transfer from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, so long as the transfer is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the sublease.

7  Division 6 of Part IIA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 6 Effect on other laws in relation to certain leases or subleases held by Executive Director

8  After subsection 20S(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The Commonwealth is authorised to acquire a sublease in accordance with subsection 20CB(2).

9  After subsection 20S(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The Commonwealth is authorised to transfer a sublease in accordance with subsection 20CB(1).

10  At the end of section 20S

Add:

             (6)  If a sublease was acquired by the Commonwealth under subsection 20CB(2), the Commonwealth is authorised to grant a right or interest in relation to the sublease in accordance with the terms and conditions of the sublease.

11  Section 20SA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

20SA   Modification of certain NT laws in relation to leases or subleases held by Executive Director

12  At the end of subsection 20SA(1)

Add:

               ; or (c)  the transfer of a sublease to the Commonwealth under subsection 20CB(2).

13  At the end of subsection 20SA(2)

Add “or transfer, as the case may be”.

14  Subsection 20SA(3)

After “grant”, insert “, or the instrument of transfer, as the case may be,”.

15  At the end of subsection 20SA(4)

Add “of the lease or sublease, or the transfer of the sublease, as the case may be”.

16  Section 20SB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

20SB   Modification of certain NT laws in relation to land the subject of leases or subleases held by Executive Director

17  At the end of subsection 20SB(1)

Add:

               ; or (c)  a sublease acquired by the Commonwealth under subsection 20CB(2).

18  After paragraph 64(4A)(ad)

Insert:

                    (ae)  the acquiring of a sublease by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation by way of transfer under subsection 20CB(1); or

                    (af)  the administering of a sublease covered by paragraph (ae) if an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation holds the sublease; or

                    (ag)  the acquiring of a sublease by the Commonwealth by way of transfer under subsection 20CB(2); or

                   (ah)  the administering of a sublease covered by paragraph (ag) if the Executive Director holds the sublease on behalf of the Commonwealth; or

19  Part 4 of Schedule 1 (after the item relating to Rockhampton Downs)

Insert:

SIMPSON DESERT

All that parcel of land being Northern Territory Portion 4208 delineated on Survey Plan S.2010/156 lodged with the Surveyor-General, Darwin, and containing an area of approximately 110,000 hectares.

20  At the end of Part 4 of Schedule 1

Add:

WICKHAM RIVER

All that parcel of land being Northern Territory Portion 7236 delineated on Survey Plans S.2013/177A to F inclusive lodged with the Surveyor-General, Darwin, and containing an area of approximately 50,310 hectares.