Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
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. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
31 May 2006Introduced and read a first time
31 May 2006Second reading moved
19 Jun 2006Second reading agreed to
19 Jun 2006Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 46 Government agreed to
19 Jun 2006Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
20 Jun 2006Second reading moved
09 Aug 2006Second reading agreed to
14 Aug 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to

Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
15 Aug 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 15 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Aug 2006Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
17 Aug 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
17 Aug 2006Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


05 Sep 2006Assent

Act no.: 93

Year: 2006

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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