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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021

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2019-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Senator Thorpe, on behalf of the Australian Greens, in committee of the whole)

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (after table item 6), insert:

6A.  Schedule 3, Part 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

[statutory review]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 4, page 5 (after line 20), at the end of section 64AA, add:

             (5)  The Minister must give a direction under subsection (4) at least once in each financial year starting on or after the third 1 July that occurs after the commencement of this section.

[payment to NTAI Corporation]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 21 (line 7), after “ independent ”, insert “ Aboriginal ”.

[NTAI Corporation Board]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 21 (lines 21 to 25), omit subsection 65ED(3), substitute:

             (3)  A person is not eligible for appointment as a Board member under subsection (1) unless the person is an Aboriginal person.

[NTAI Corporation Board]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 21 (after line 33), after paragraph 65ED(4)(d), insert:

               ; or (e)  holds a right that relates to an area in the Northern Territory and arises under any Australian law dealing with the rights of Aboriginal persons in relation to land or waters, including if the person is:

                              (i)  a traditional Aboriginal owner of an area of land that is held by a Land Trust; or

                             (ii)  a native title holder (within the meaning of the Native Title Act 1993 ) whose approved determination of native title (within the meaning of that Act) relates to an area in the Northern Territory; or

                            (iii)  a registered native title claimant (within the meaning of the Native Title Act 1993 ) whose claimant application (within the meaning of that Act) relates to an area in the Northern Territory; or

                      (f)  lives outside the Northern Territory.

[NTAI Corporation Board]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 38 (line 26), omit “7 years”, substitute “3 years”.

[statutory review]

(7)     Schedule 3, page 75 (after line 16), at the end of the Schedule, add:

Part 5—Review of operation of Schedule

45  Review of operation of Schedule

(1)       The Minister must cause a review of the operation of the amendments made by this Schedule to be undertaken as soon as possible after the end of 5 years after the commencement of Part 1 of this Schedule.

(2)       The persons undertaking the review must give the Minister a written report of the review. The report must not include information that is commercially sensitive.

(3)       The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is given to the Minister.

[statutory review]