Title Native Title Amendment Bill 2007
Database Amendments
Date 06-09-2010 11:24 AM
Source Senate
System Id legislation/amend/r2676_amend_0e84b03c-eea6-4e69-8dc2-dd1ecc646c01


Native Title Amendment Bill 2007

5208-revised 2

2004‑2005‑2006‑2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Native Title Amendment Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (line 2) to page 24 (line 33), TO BE OPPOSED.

[amendments re representative bodies]

(Amendments (2) to (15) are alternatives to amendment (1)) 

(2)     Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (line 6), omit “Corporations Act 2001”, substitute “Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006”.

[eligible bodies]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 7, page 4 (lines 25 to 30), TO BE OPPOSED.

[recognition period]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 5 (lines 34 to 36), omit subsection 203AA(5).

[recognition period]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 13, page 6 (lines 30 and 31), TO BE OPPOSED.

[eligibility]

(6)     Schedule 1, items 18 to 21, page 8 (line 26) to page 13 (line 18), TO BE OPPOSED.

[areas-variation extension etc]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 24, page 13 (line 28) to page 14 (line 7), omit the item, substitute:

24  Subsection 203AH(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Discretionary grounds for withdrawing recognition

             (2)  The Commonwealth Minister may, by legislative instrument, withdraw the recognition of a body as the representative body for an area if satisfied that:

                     (a)  the body:

                              (i)  is not satisfactorily representing the native title holders or persons who may hold native title in the area; or

                             (ii)  the body is not consulting effectively with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders living in the area; or

                            (iii)  the body is not satisfactorily performing its functions; or

                            (iv)  there are serious or repeated irregularities in the financial affairs of the body; and

                     (b)  the body is unlikely to take steps to ensure that, within a reasonable period, none of subparagraphs (a)(i), (ii) and (iii) continue to apply in relation to the body.

[discretion – withdrawing recognition]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 27, page 14 (lines 16 to 25), TO BE OPPOSED.

[fairness of organisation]

(9)     Schedule 1, items 30 to 35, page 15 (lines 1 to 16), TO BE OPPOSED.

[strategic plans]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 43, page 16 (lines 11 to 20), TO BE OPPOSED.

[funding availability]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 46, page 22 (lines 3 and 4), TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 49, page 23 (lines 6 to 8), TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]

(13)   Schedule 1, items 51 to 54, page 23 (lines 13 to 28),TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]

(14)   Schedule 1, items 56 and 57, page 24 (lines 5 to 15), TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]

(15)   Schedule 1, item 59, page 24 (lines 20 to 22), TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]

(16)   Schedule 2, page 25 (line 2) to page 59 (line 7), TO BE OPPOSED.

[claims resolution review]

          (Amendments (17) to (30) are alternatives to amendment (16))

(17)   Schedule 2, item 2, page 25 (line 14) to page 26 (line 7), TO BE OPPOSED.

[registrar’s rule-application]

(18)   Schedule 2, item 19, page 27 (line 24) to page 28 (line 7), TO BE OPPOSED.

[Federal Court monitoring]

(19)   Schedule 2, item 31, page 29 (lines 19 to 29), TO BE OPPOSED.

[document productions directions]

(20)   Schedule 2, item 36, page 32 (line 19) to page 35 (line 3), TO BE OPPOSED.

[grounds for dismissing]

(21)   Schedule 2, item 47, page 36 (lines 14 to 25), TO BE OPPOSED.

[requirement to produce documents]

(22)   Schedule 2, item 51, page 38 (line 28) to page 39 (line 2), omit subsection 136G(3B).

[discretion-failure to comply]

(23)   Schedule 2, item 52, page 39 (line 3) to page 41 (line 17), TO BE OPPOSED.

[reports-mediation breaches]

(24)   Schedule 2, item 53, page 44 (line 20), at the end of subsection 136GE(2), add “; provided that the parties to the proceeding agree.”.

[agreement of parties]

(25)   Schedule 2, item 57, page 46 (lines 8 to 10), omit subsection 138B(3).

[request for mediation]

(26)   Schedule 2, item 62, page 49 (lines 10 to 12), omit subsection 154A(3), substitute:

(3)   The Tribunal may direct that a hearing, or part of a hearing, be held in public, providing that the parties consent to this.

[consent of parties]

(27)   Schedule 2, item 67, page 50 (line 18), after “must”, insert “, provided the parties consent,”.

[consent of parties]

(28)   Schedule 2, item 73, page 51 (line 26) to page 52 (line 22), TO BE OPPOSED.

[dismissal where no application made]

R(29)    Schedule 2, page 52 (after line 22), after item 73, insert:

73A  At the end of section 203C

Add:

             (4)  For the purposes of this Division,representative body also includes a prescribed body corporate under Division 6.

[funding for prescribed bodies corporate]

R(29A) Schedule 2, page 52 (after line 22), after item 73, insert:

73B  Paragraph 203CA(1A)(a)

After “203AH”, insert “or the prescribed body is replaced under section 60”.

[funding for prescribed bodies corporate]

R(29B) Schedule 2, page 52 (after line 22), after item 73, insert:

73C  Paragraph 203CA(1A)(b)

After “withdrawal”, insert “or replacement”.

[funding for prescribed bodies corporate]

R(29C) Schedule 2, page 52 (after line 22), after item 73, insert:

73D  At the end of subsection 203CA(1A)

Add “or the replacement occurs”.

[funding for prescribed bodies corporate]

(30)   Schedule 2, items 89 and 90, page 55 (line 25) to page 59 (line 7), TO BE OPPOSED.

[consequential]