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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: alter the list of delegable functions and powers to include roads over Aboriginal land and access agreement matters and for other functions and powers to be delegated; enable the Executive Director of Township Leasing, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to hold a sublease of Aboriginal land; enable the transfer of the sublease between the executive director and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation; provide for the Aboriginals Benefit Account to be used for payments in relation to the acquisition and administration of the sublease by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation or the executive director; enable the minister to vary administrative areas of Land Councils at the written request of the relevant Land Councils; and add parcels of land in the Wickham River area, the Simpson Desert, and the Vernon Islands to be granted as Aboriginal land to the relevant Aboriginal Land Trusts.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/15  
Second reading moved 24/06/15  
Second reading debate 24/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/15  
Consideration in detail debate 24/11/15 Amendment details: 11 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/11/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/11/15  
Second reading moved 25/11/15  
Second reading debate 26/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 26/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 26/11/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 26/11/15  
Assent 11/12/15 Act no: 175 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [Sheet HA158]

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Schedules of amendments

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