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2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Native Title Amendment Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 24), after item 6, insert:

6A  Subsection 203A(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to section 203AA, the Commonwealth Minister may:

                     (a)  invite applications from eligible bodies, in the way determined in writing by the Commonwealth Minister, for recognition as the representative body for an area; or

                     (b)  invite an eligible body, in writing, to make an application for recognition as the representative body for an area.

6B  Subsection 203A(2)

After “for which”, insert “an application or”.

6C  Subsection 203A(3)

After “within which”, insert “the application or”.

[NTRBs]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 7, page 4 (lines 27 to 30), omit subsection 203A(3A), substitute:

          (3A)  The invitation may specify the period for which an eligible body would be recognised, if the body successfully applied for recognition. The period must be:

                     (a)  unless subsection (3B) applies, of no less than 2 years; and

                     (b)  of no more than 6 years.

          (3B)  The period specified may be of less than 2 years, but no less than 1 year, if:

                     (a)  the body is under external administration; or

                     (b)  a person is currently appointed, under a condition imposed by the Secretary in compliance with paragraph 203CA(1)(e), to deal with funds provided under Division 4 of this Part to the body; or

                     (c)  the Commonwealth Minister is of the opinion that specifying a period of that length would promote the efficient performance of the functions mentioned in subsection 203B(1).

[NTRBs]

(3)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 30), after item 7, insert:

7A  Subsection 203A(4)

Omit “under subsection (1) for inviting applications”, substitute “under paragraph (1)(a) for inviting applications from eligible bodies”.

[NTRBs]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 5 (lines 27 to 29), omit subsection 203AA(3), substitute:

             (3)  The invitation must specify the period for which the body would be recognised, if an application were made. The period specified must be:

                     (a)  unless subsection (3A) applies, of no less than 2 years; and

                     (b)  of no more than 6 years.

          (3A)  The period specified may be of less than 2 years, but no less than 1 year, if:

                     (a)  the body is under external administration; or

                     (b)  a person is currently appointed, under a condition imposed by the Secretary in compliance with paragraph 203CA(1)(e), to deal with funds provided under Division 4 of this Part to the body; or

                     (c)  the Commonwealth Minister is of the opinion that specifying a period of that length would promote the efficient performance of the functions mentioned in subsection 203B(1).

[NTRBs]

(5)     Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 8), after item 8, insert:

8A  Subsection 203AB(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to subsection (3), an eligible body may apply to the Commonwealth Minister, in the form approved by the Commonwealth Minister, for recognition as the representative body for the area, or for one or more of the areas, in respect of which:

                     (a)  the body has been invited under section 203A to make an application; or

                     (b)  eligible bodies have been invited under section 203A to make applications.

[NTRBs]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 14, page 7 (after line 12), after subsection 203AD(1A), insert:

Instrument recognising body not disallowable

          (1B)  Section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to a legislative instrument made under subsection (1A).

[NTRBs]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 15, page 8 (lines 12 to 16), omit paragraph 203AD(2D)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  if the body applied for recognition on the basis of an invitation in which no period of recognition was specified—the period of recognition specified in the instrument of recognition must be:

                              (i)  unless subsection (2E) applies, of no less than 2 years; and

                             (ii)  of no more than 6 years.

          (2E)  The period specified may be of less than 2 years, but no less than 1 year, if:

                     (a)  the body is under external administration; or

                     (b)  a person is currently appointed, under a condition imposed by the Secretary in compliance with paragraph 203CA(1)(e), to deal with funds provided under Division 4 of this Part to the body; or

                     (c)  the Commonwealth Minister is of the opinion that specifying a period of that length would promote the efficient performance of the functions mentioned in subsection 203B(1).

[NTRBs]

(8)     Schedule 1, Part 1, page 22 (after line 6), at the end of the Part, add:

Legislative Instruments Act 2003

47A  Subsection 54(2) (table item 26)

Omit “section 203AD, 203AE, 203AF or 203AG, subsection 203AH(1) or (2),”, substitute “subsection”.

[NTRBs]

(9)     Schedule 2, item 35, page 31 (lines 4 to 6), omit subparagraph 87A(1)(c)(iii).

[technical correction]

(10)   Schedule 2, item 52, page 39 (table item 3), omit the table item, substitute:

3

a party that is provided with funds by the Attorney-General under section 183

the Attorney-General

[technical correction]

(11)   Schedule 2, item 53, page 44 (after line 15), at the end of subsection 136GE(1), insert:

However, the findings of the review are not binding on any of the participating parties.

[Tribunal review on whether native title exists]

(12)   Schedule 2, item 73, page 51 (lines 28 and 29), omit the heading to subsection 190D(6), substitute:

Where all avenues for review of Registrar’s decision exhausted

[Dismissing claims]

(13)   Schedule 2, item 73, page 52 (lines 6 to 13), omit paragraph 190D(6)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  the Court is satisfied that the avenues for:

                              (i)  the review under this section of the Registrar’s decision; and

                             (ii)  the review of orders made in the determination of an application under this section; and

                            (iii)  the review of the Registrar’s decision under any other law;

                            have all been exhausted without the registration of the claim.

[Dismissing claims]