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Native Title Amendment Bill 2007


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Native Title Amendment Bill 2006



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Native Title Act 1993 to: introduce a new regime for representative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies; implement recommendations made by an independent review into the native title claims resolution process, particularly in relation to increased powers and functions of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) and improved coordination and communication between the Federal Court and the NNTT; and implement changes to the prescribed bodies corporate governance regime and the native title non-claimants financial assistance program.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07/12/06  
Second reading moved 07/12/06  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/07  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/02/07  
Second reading moved 26/02/07  
Second reading debate 20/03/07  
Second reading agreed to 23/03/07  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/03/07 Amendment details: 8 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 26/03/07 Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/03/07  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 28/03/07 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 15/04/07 Act no.: 61 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5192]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5201 revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet QW307]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5208 revised 2]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)