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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2002

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2002

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY)

AMENDMENT BILL 2002

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

(Circulated by authority of the

Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs,

the Hon Philip Ruddock MP)



 

 

 

ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY)

AMENDMENT BILL 2002

 

 

OUTLINE

 

The Bill makes provision for the following amendment to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 :

 

ยท          the Bill would add 5 new parcels of land to Schedule 1 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 as the result of two separate agreements reached between the Northern Territory Government, the relevant traditional owners and Land Councils.  This would bring the total number of parcels of land which have been scheduled under that Act since 1977 to 69.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Financial impact of the amendment is expected to be nil.

 

 



 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

 

Clause 1 - Short title

 

This clause provides that the Act may be cited as the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2002 .

 

Clause 2 - Commencement

 

This clause provides that the Act will commence on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

 

Clause 3 - Establishes Schedule of Amendments as follows:

 

Item 1.                        Item 1 would add one parcel of land described as Harry Creek East to the existing Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 .

 

Item 2.                        Item 2 would add four parcels of land collectively described as Upper Daly to the existing Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 .