- Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
- Originating house
- House of Representatives
- Parliament no
- 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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