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Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008

Schedule 3 Access to Aboriginal land


Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

1A  Paragraph 70(2A)(d)

Omit “or as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory”, substitute “, as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory or as a member of a local government body in the Northern Territory”.

1  Subsection 70(2BB)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

        (2BB)  The Minister may, by writing, authorise a specified person, or any person included in a specified class of persons, to enter or remain on:

                     (a)  all Aboriginal land, other than a sacred site; or

                     (b)  particular Aboriginal land (which may be community land), other than a sacred site.

Note:          See section 70A for the definition of community land .

     (2BBA)  An authorisation under subsection (2BB) is subject to any conditions specified in the authorisation.

2  Transitional—existing authorisations

An authorisation in force under subsection 70(2BB) of the A boriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 immediately before the commencement of this item has effect, after that commencement, as if it had been granted under that subsection after that commencement.

3  Subsections 70(2D) and (2E)

Repeal the subsections.

4  Subsection 70A(1)

Repeal the subsection.

Note:       The heading to section 70A is replaced by the heading “ Community land ”.

5  Subsection 70A(2)

Omit “sections 70B to 70F”, substitute “section 70”.

Note:       The heading to subsection 70A(2) is deleted.

6  Sections 70B to 70H

Repeal the sections.

7  Paragraph 73(1)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph.

8  Section 74AA

Repeal the section.

Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007

9  Subsection 35(1)

Omit “of this Act or sections 70C to 70G of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 ”.