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ATSIC AMENDMENT (INDIGENOUS LAND CORPORATION AND LAND FUND) BILL 1994

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bill in

committee of the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of clause 3, as amended--and of the amendment

moved by Senator Ellison:

Clause 3, page 11, at end of proposed section 191N, add the following

subsections:

Copy to be tabled in each House

" "(7) The Minister must cause a copy of the national indigenous land

strategy or of any changes made to the national indigenous land

strategy to be presented to each House of the Parliament within 15

sitting days of that House after the Minister has received the

document.

National indigenous land strategy etc. to be disallowable by either

House of Parliament

"(8) The national indigenous land strategy, and changes made to the

national indigenous land strategy, are disallowable instruments for

the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Land not to be purchased, moneys not to be distributed, etc., until

after national indigenous land strategy has been tabled etc.

"(9) The Indigenous Land Corporation must ensure that no land, or

interest in land, is purchased and that no moneys are distributed for

the performance of its functions under sections 191D and 191E before

the time has expired during which either House may disallow, or be

deemed to have disallowed:

(a) the national indigenous land strategy; and

(b) if the national indigenous land strategy has been disallowed or

deemed to have been disallowed by either House, a new national

indigenous land strategy.".

Debate resumed.

On the motion of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) further consideration of the amendment was postponed.

Senator Chamarette moved the following amendments:

Clause 3, page 25, proposed subsections 192W(2) to (5), lines 1 to 17,

omit the subsections, substitute the following subsections:

" "(2) The Land Fund is a fund under the control and management of the

Indigenous Land Corporation.

"(3) The Indigenous Land Corporation is to keep a Land Fund Account,

separate and distinct from any other account, recording payments into

and out of the Fund.

"(4) So far as practicable, money in the Land Fund that is not

required for the functions of the Indigenous Land Corporation must be

invested, but may not be invested other than in the manner for the

time being authorised by an Act or a State or Territory Act for the

investment of trust funds.".

Clause 3, pages 26 to 32, proposed sections 193A to 193H, line 23 (page

26) to line 40 (page 32), omit the sections.

Clause 3, page 33, proposed subsection 193I(1), line 3, omit "The

Minister", substitute "The Indigenous Land Corporation".

Clause 3, page 33, after proposed subsection 193I(2), insert the

following subsection:

" "(2A) The Indigenous Land Corporation must forward the report to the

Minister as soon as possible after the completion of the preparation

of the report.".

Clause 3, page 33, proposed subsection 193I(3), line 21, omit

"completion of the preparation of the report", substitute "receipt of

the report".

Debate ensued.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans) moved--That the

committee report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question put and passed.

The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Colston) reported that the

committee had considered the bill, made progress and asked leave to sit

again.

Ordered, on the motion of Senator Gareth Evans, that the committee have

leave to sit again at a later hour.