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

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2021

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation 4

Part 1—Establishment of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation    4

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                         4

Part 2—Transitional arrangements for the Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation                                                                                                                               41

Schedule 2—Mining                                                                                                            47

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   47

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       47

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                    58

Schedule 3—Land administration                                                                             61

Part 1—Approved entities                                                                                         61

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       61

Part 2—Agreements in relation to deeds held in escrow                           70

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       70

Part 3—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                    72

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       72

Part 4—Amendments with delayed commencement                                   74

Division 1—Prescribing township land                                                                  74

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       74

Division 2—Penalty for entering or remaining on Aboriginal land                  75

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       75

Schedule 4—Technical amendments relating to the Aboriginals Benefit Account           76

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       76

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Act 2021 .

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 12 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, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Parts 1, 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 3, Part 4

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4

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.