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Second Reading Speeches

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.