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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill 2020


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

Summary

Amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: remove the requirement that the term of the Jabiru township lease be 99 years to allow for a shorter term between 40 and 99 years; remove the requirement that the initial grant of the township lease can only be to the Commonwealth; clarify that the new township lease will not automatically extend the term of existing Jabiru subleases beyond the term of the current town head lease; and remove redundant Jabiru-specific leasing provisions; and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to make a minor consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/20  
Second reading moved 13/05/20  
Second reading debate 31/08/20  
Second reading agreed to 31/08/20  
Third reading agreed to 31/08/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/20  
Second reading moved 01/09/20  
Second reading debate 03/09/20  
Second reading agreed to 03/09/20  
Third reading agreed to 03/09/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 03/09/20  
Assent 17/09/20 Act no: 87 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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)