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Native Title Amendment Bill 2009

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Title Amendment Bill 2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Native Title Act 1993 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to mediation                                                 3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     3

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                   3

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               23

Schedule 2—Powers of the Court                                                                               25

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 25

Schedule 3—Rules of evidence                                                                                      29

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 29

Schedule 4—Assistance in relation to inquiries etc.                                          30

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 30

Schedule 5—Amendments relating to representative bodies                      34

Part 1—Removal of transitional arrangements                                                34

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 34

Part 2—Recognition of representative bodies                                                 36

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 36

Schedule 6—Other amendments                                                                                  47

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   47

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 47

Part 2—Application etc. provisions                                                                      53

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Native Title Act 1993 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Native Title Amendment Act 2009 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 4

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 July 2009.

 

3.  Schedule 5, Part 1

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 July 2009.

 

4.  Schedule 5, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

 

5.  Schedule 6

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 July 2009.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.