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

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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