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Extension of Sunset of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title Bill 2004

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2002-2003-2004

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTENSION OF SUNSET OF PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON NATIVE TITLE BILL 2004

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Attorney-General, the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP )

 



Title of Bill

Extension of Sunset of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title Bill 2004

A Bill for an Act to extend for two years the operation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund

Outline

The Bill extends the operation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund (the PJC) to 23 March 2006.

Financial Impact

Nil

Regulation Impact on Business

The Office of Regulation Review has advised that the Bill does not require a regulation impact statement



Notes on clauses

Clause 1 - Short title

1.      Clause 1 is a formal provision specifying the short title of the Bill.

Clause 2 - Commencement

2.      Clause 2 provides that the Bill commences on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Clause 3 - Schedules

3.      Clause 3 provides that the Act specified in the Schedule is amended as set out in the Schedule.

Schedule 1

ITEM 1

Item 1 of Schedule 1 amends section 207 of the Native Title Act 1993 by omitting “2004” and substituting “2006”.

Section 207 of the Native Title Act currently provides that Part 12 of the Act ceases to be in force on 23 March 2004.  The PJC is established by Part 12 of the Act.  The amendment extends the operation of the PJC until 23 March 2006.