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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000

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1998-99

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY)

AMENDMENT BILL (No. 3) 1999

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs,

Senator the Hon John Herron)

 

 

ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY) AMENDMENT BILL (No. 3) 1999

 

OUTLINE

 

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

 

ยท          the Bill would add 3 new parcels of land to Schedule 1 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 as the result of an agreement reached between the Northern Territory Government, traditional owners and the Land Councils in settlement of prior land claims brought under that Act.  This would bring the total number of parcels of land which have been scheduled under that Act since 1977 to 64.

 

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 (No. 3) 1999 .

 

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 Amendment as follows:

 

Item 1. - Item 1 would add three parcels of land collectively described as Rockhampton Downs to the existing Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 .