Native Title Amendment Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Amends the Native Title Act 1993 to: enable the Federal Court to determine whether the court, the National Native Title Tribunal, or another individual/body should mediate native title claims; specify the manner in which mediations are conducted; change powers of the court in relation to agreed statements of fact and consent orders; enable native title proceedings to rely on new evidence rules; vary the operation of representative bodies, including their recognition and removal of transitional arrangements; and make minor and technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2009
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 12 May 2009
Second reading debate 14 May 2009
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2009
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 09 Sep 2009
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2009
Second reading agreed to 14 Sep 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 14 Sep 2009
Third reading agreed to 14 Sep 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 14 Sep 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 83
  • Year: 2009
17 Sep 2009

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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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.