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Schedule 1—Extending functions to rights in relation to water

Schedule 1 Extending functions to rights in relation to water

   

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

1  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

acquisition functions has the meaning given by subsection 191D(1).

indigenous waters means water or waters in relation to which water-related rights are held by:

                     (a)  an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander corporation; or

                     (b)  an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander;

(whether or not water-related rights in relation to the water or waters are held by any other person).

internal waters of Australia has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 .

management functions has the meaning given by subsection 191E(1).

national indigenous land and sea strategy means the strategy prepared under section 191N.

2  Subsection 4(1) (definition of national indigenous land strategy )

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

regional indigenous land and sea strategy means a strategy prepared under section 191P.

4  Subsection 4(1) (definition of regional indigenous land strategy )

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

water-related right has the meaning given by section 4C.

6  After section 4B

Insert:

4C   Water-related rights

             (1)  A water-related right means any legal or equitable right or interest in, or in relation to, water or waters (including the internal waters of Australia) within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of Australia.

             (2)  A right to do any of the following is an example of a water-related right :

                     (a)  take or receive water;

                     (b)  retain or use water taken;

                     (c)  take resources from waters;

                     (d)  undertake an activity in or on waters.

             (3)  A reference in this section to water includes surface water and ground water.

7  Paragraph 191B(a)

After “land”, insert “and water-related rights”.

8  Paragraph 191B(b)

After “land”, insert “and indigenous waters”.

9  Paragraph 191C(a)

Omit “ land acquisition functions ”, substitute “acquisition functions”.

10  Paragraph 191C(b)

Omit “ land management functions ”, substitute “management functions”.

11  Section 191D (heading)

Omit “ Land acquisition ”, substitute “ Acquisition ”.

12  Subsection 191D(1)

Omit “ land ”.

13  Paragraphs 191D(1)(a) and (b)

After “interests in land”, insert “, and water-related rights,”.

14  Paragraphs 191D(1)(c) and (d)

After “interests in land”, insert “and water-related rights”.

15  Subsection 191D(1) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       Interest , in relation to land, is defined by section 4.

Note 1A:    Water-related right is defined by section 4C.

16  Subsection 191D(1A)

After “an interest in land”, insert “, or a water-related right,”.

17  Subsection 191D(3)

Omit “land acquisition”, substitute “acquisition”.

18  Subparagraph 191D(3)(a)(i)

Omit “and granting the interests”, substitute “, and water-related rights, and granting the interests and rights”.

19  Subparagraph 191D(3)(a)(ii)

After “interests in land”, insert “or water-related rights”.

20  Paragraph 191D(3)(b)

After “interest in land”, insert “, or a water-related right,”.

21  Paragraph 191D(3)(b)

After “grant of the interest”, insert “or right”.

22  Subsection 191D(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Searches under Native Title Act

             (4)  In performing its acquisition functions, the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation must search any relevant Registers of the National Native Title Tribunal to ascertain whether any claims have been lodged or accepted or determined in relation to:

                     (a)  land under consideration for acquisition; or

                     (b)  waters, in relation to which water-related rights are under consideration for acquisition.

23  Section 191E (heading)

Omit “ Land management ”, substitute “ Management ”.

24  Subsection 191E(1)

Omit “ land ”.

25  Paragraphs 191E(1)(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “land management”, substitute “management”.

26  After paragraph 191E(1)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  to carry on, or arrange for the carrying on of, management activities in relation to indigenous waters;

27  Paragraphs 191E(1)(d), (e) and (f)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (d)  to make grants of money for the carrying on of management activities in relation to indigenous-held land and indigenous waters;

                     (e)  to make loans of money (whether secured or unsecured) for the purpose of carrying on management activities in relation to indigenous-held land and indigenous waters;

                      (f)  to guarantee loans made for the purpose of carrying on management activities in relation to indigenous-held land and indigenous waters.

28  Subsection 191E(1) (note 1)

Omit “ Land management ”, substitute “ Management ”.

29  At the end of subsection 191E(1)

Add:

Note 4:       Indigenous waters is defined by section 4.

30  Subsection 191E(1A) (heading)

Omit “ Land management ”, substitute “ Management ”.

31  Subsection 191E(1A)

Omit “land management”, substitute “management”.

32  After subsection 191E(1A)

Insert:

Management activities relating to indigenous waters

          (1B)  Paragraph (1)(ca) does not authorise the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation to carry on a management activity in relation to indigenous waters in a manner inconsistent with the rights and interests of other persons.

33  Subsection 191E(3)

Omit “land management functions”, substitute “management functions”.

34  Paragraph 191E(3)(a)

After “land”, insert “, water”.

35  Paragraphs 191E(3)(b) and (c)

Omit “land management activities”, substitute “management activities”.

36  Subsection 191E(5) (definition of land management activities )

Repeal the definition.

37  Subsection 191E(5)

Insert:

management activities means activities that consist of, or relate to, the managed use, care or improvement of land, water or waters, and includes the following:

                     (a)  carrying on a business that involves the use, care or improvement of land, water or waters;

                     (b)  providing any of the following services (whether on a commercial basis or otherwise) in connection with a business that involves the use, care or improvement of land, water or waters:

                              (i)  management services;

                             (ii)  clerical or administrative services;

                            (iii)  services relating to financial administration;

                            (iv)  technical or professional services;

                             (v)  advisory services;

                            (vi)  similar services;

                     (c)  providing environmental management services (whether on a commercial basis or otherwise) in relation to the use, care or improvement of land, water or waters;

                     (d)  providing training (whether on a commercial basis or otherwise) in the skills and knowledge relevant to:

                              (i)  the carrying on of a business that involves the use, care or improvement of land, water or waters; or

                             (ii)  the managed use, care or improvement of land, water or waters;

                     (e)  disseminating information (whether on a commercial basis or otherwise) about:

                              (i)  land management practices and water management practices; and

                             (ii)  environmental management practices relating to land, water or waters.

38  Subsection 191G(7)

Omit “land acquisition functions or land”, substitute “acquisition functions or”.

39  Section 191I (heading)

Omit “ land acquisition and land ”, substitute “ acquisition functions and ”.

40  Section 191J (at the end of the heading)

Add “ or water-related rights ”.

41  Subparagraphs 191J(1)(a)(i) and (ii)

After “in land”, insert “or a water-related right”.

42  Paragraph 191J(1)(b)

After “the interest” (wherever occurring), insert “or right”.

43  Subsection 191J(2) (at the end of the heading)

Add “ or rights ”.

44  Subsection 191J(2)

After “the interest”, insert “or right”.

45  Division 3 of Part 4A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 National and regional strategies

46  Section 191N (heading)

Omit “ land strategy ”, substitute “ land and sea strategy ”.

47  Subsection 191N(1)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

48  Subsection 191N(2) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

49  Subsection 191N(2)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

50  Paragraph 191N(2)(a)

After “interests in land”, insert “, and water-related rights,”.

51  Paragraph 191N(2)(a)

After “those interests”, insert “and rights”.

52  Paragraph 191N(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  management issues relating to indigenous-held land and indigenous waters;

53  At the end of paragraph 191N(2)(c)

Add “and indigenous waters”.

54  Subsection 191N(4) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

55  Subsection 191N(4)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

56  Subsection 191N(5) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

57  Subsections 191N(5), (6) and (7)

Omit “land strategy” (wherever occurring), substitute “land and sea strategy”.

58  Section 191P (heading)

Omit “ land strategies ”, substitute “ land and sea strategies ”.

59  Subsection 191P(1) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

60  Subsection 191P(1)

Omit “land strategies”, substitute “land and sea strategies”.

61  Subsection 191P(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

62  Subsection 191P(3)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

63  Subsection 191P(4) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

64  Paragraph 191P(4)(a)

After “interests in land”, insert “, and water-related rights,”.

65  Paragraph 191P(4)(a)

After “those interests”, insert “and rights”.

66  Paragraph 191P(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  management issues relating to indigenous-held land and indigenous waters in the regional area;

67  Paragraph 191P(4)(c)

After “land”, insert “and indigenous waters”.

68  Subsection 191P(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Consultation on regional strategies

             (5)  In performing functions under this section in connection with a regional area, the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation Board may consult any persons or bodies the Board considers appropriate.

69  Subsection 191P(6) (heading)

Omit “ indigenous land ”.

70  Subsections 191P(6) and (7)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

71  Paragraphs 191Q(a) and (b)

Omit “land strategy”, substitute “land and sea strategy”.

72  Subsection 191R(1)

Omit “land strategy” (wherever occurring), substitute “land and sea strategy”.

73  Division 4 of Part 4A (heading)

After “ land ”, insert “ and in water-related rights ”.

74  Section 191S (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

191S   Restrictions on disposals and charges

75  Subsection 191S(1)

After “acquired an interest in land”, insert “or a water-related right”.

76  Paragraphs 191S(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) and (2)(a) and (b)

After “interest”, insert “or right”.

77  Subsection 191S(3)

After “interest”, insert “or right”.

78  Paragraph 191S(4)(a)

After “interest”, insert “or right”.

79  Section 191SA (at the end of the heading)

Add “ or in water-related rights ”.

80  Subsection 191SA(1)

After “the land”, insert “, or in the water-related right,”.

81  Subsection 191SA(2)

After “land”, insert “or right”.

82  Section 191SB (heading)

After “ land ”, insert “ , or in water-related rights, ”.

83  Subsection 191SB(1)

After “in the land”, insert “, or in the water-related right,”.

84  Subsection 191SB(2)

After “land”, insert “or right”.

85  Section 191T (heading)

After “ of land ”, insert “ or of water-related right ”.

86  Subsection 191T(1)

After “interest in land”, insert “or a water-related right”.

87  Paragraphs 191T(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d)

After “the interest”, insert “or right”.

88  Subsection 191T(2) (heading)

After “ interest ”, insert “ or right ”.

89  Subsection 191T(2)

After “interest”, insert “or right”.

90  Subsection 191T(3) (at the end of the heading)

Add “ or right ”.

91  Subsection 191T(3)

After “interest in land”, insert “, or a water-related right,”.

92  Subsection 191T(3)

After “the interest”, insert “or right”.

93  Paragraph 191X(4)(a)

After “land”, insert “, water”.

94  Subsection 193R(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of exempt matter )

After “interest in land”, insert “, or water-related right,”.

95  Subsection 193R(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of exempt matter )

After “the interest”, insert “or right”.

96  Subsection 193R(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of exempt matter )

After “interest in land”, insert “, or water-related right,”.

97  Subsection 193R(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of exempt matter )

After “the interest”, insert “or right”.

98  Subsection 193R(1) (paragraph (g) of the definition of exempt matter )

After “interest in land”, insert “, or water-related right,”.

99  Application provision for strategies

The amendments made by this Schedule of the following provisions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 do not apply until the day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Schedule commences:

                     (a)  paragraphs 191N(2)(a), (b) and (c);

                     (b)  paragraphs 191P(4)(a), (b) and (c).