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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: increase access to Aboriginal land for development, especially exploration and mining; facilitate the leasing of Aboriginal land and the mortgaging of leases; provide for a tenure system for townships on Aboriginal land that will allow individuals to have property rights; devolve decision-making powers to regional Aboriginal communities; clarify provisions for the establishment of new Land Councils; increase accountability of Land Councils and incorporated bodies which receive payments for the use of Aboriginal land and provide for funding on the basis of workloads; and dispose of land claims which cannot be heard or finalised or which are clearly inappropriate to grant.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 31/05/06  
Second reading moved 31/05/06  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/06  
Consideration in detail debate 19/06/06 Amendment details: 46 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 19/06/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/06/06  
Second reading moved 20/06/06  
Second reading agreed to 09/08/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/08/06 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 15/08/06 Amendment details: 15 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 16/08/06 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 17/08/06  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 17/08/06 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 05/09/06 Act no.: 93 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • (HoR) Government 1 [sheet PF373]

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  • Government [sheet PF377]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5008]
EVANS, Sen Chris

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  • Opposition/Australian Democrats/Australian Greens [sheet 5012]
EVANS, Sen Chris
BARTLETT, Andrew
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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