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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Bill 1998

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1998-99

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

HERITAGE PROTECTION BILL 1998

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

Amendments to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

(Circulated by Authority of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator the Hon Robert Hill)

 

 

NOTES ON AMENDMENTS TO BE MOVED ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT

 

 

Amendments 1 & 2:  Minister may seek a further report from an independent reviewer

 

These amendments insert new subclauses 36(2) and 43(2) which provide that an independent reviewer will not be personally liable for acts or omissions done in good faith (a similar provision applies to the Director - see notes on clause 19).

 

Amendment 3

 

This amendment corrects a reference to the Federal Court of Australia in clause 75.