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Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to native title, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Role of the applicant                                                                                4

Part 1—Authorisation                                                                                                    4

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                   4

Part 2—Applicant decision making                                                                      10

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 10

Part 3—Replacement of applicant                                                                         19

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 19

Schedule 2—Indigenous land use agreements                                                     21

Part 1—Body corporate agreements and area agreements                        21

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 21

Part 2—Deregistration and amendment                                                             22

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 22

Schedule 3—Historical extinguishment                                                                    25

Part 1—Park areas                                                                                                          25

Division 1—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  25

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 25

Division 2—Amendments commencing immediately after Part 2 of Schedule 4                31

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 31

Part 2—Pastoral leases held by native title claimants                                  32

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 32

Schedule 4—Allowing a registered native title body corporate to bring a compensation application     33

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  33

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 33

Part 2—Amendments commencing immediately after Part 1 of Schedule 1         36

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 36

Schedule 5—Intervention and consent determinations                                  37

Part 1—Intervention in proceedings                                                                     37

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 37

Part 2—Consent determinations                                                                             40

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 40

Schedule 6—Other procedural changes                                                                  41

Part 1—Objections                                                                                                        41

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 41

Part 2—Section 31 agreements                                                                               43

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 43

Schedule 7—National Native Title Tribunal                                                        46

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 46

Schedule 8—Registered native title bodies corporate                                     49

Part 1—Requirements for constitutions                                                              49

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      49

Part 2—Refusal of membership                                                                              55

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      55

Part 3—Registrar oversight                                                                                       56

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      56

Part 4—Courts                                                                                                                 57

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      57

Schedule 9—Just terms compensation and validation                                    58

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to native title, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Native Title Legislation Amendment Act 2019 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 and 3

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day the provisions covered by table item 2 commence.

 

4.  Schedule 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Part 1, Division 1

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

6.  Schedule 3, Part 1, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 9.

 

7.  Schedule 3, Part 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

8.  Schedule 4, Part 1

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

9.  Schedule 4, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

10.  Schedules 5, 6, 7 and 8

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

11.  Schedule 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.