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Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: allow for township leases to be for a period of between 40 and 99 years and provide for rights of renewal; expand the functions of the Executive Director of Township Leasing; allow for the grant of 13 areas of Aboriginal land which will be operated as national parks; and make minor amendments; and Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007 to: provide processes for payments to landholders for the acquisition of five-year leases; and make minor and technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/05/08  
Second reading moved 29/05/08  
Second reading debate 05/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 05/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 05/06/08  
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 23/06/08  
Assent 01/07/08 Act no.: 67 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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