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Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011

 

2010—2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Senator Siewert)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Native Title Act 1993 to further the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Native Title Act 1993                                    3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Native Title Act 1993 to further the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives Royal Assent.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to refer to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and provide for principles of the Declaration to be applied in decision-making under the Native Title Act 1993 ; and

                     (b)  to implement reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 to improve the effectiveness of the native title system for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.