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Second Reading Speeches

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

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

Part of a package of three bills to implement the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory framework, the bill: repeals the

Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
and makes certain consequent saving and transitional arrangements; and amends the:
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
to: make amendments consequent on the repeal of the
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
; and enable Land Councils, if requested to do so, to provide assistance to owners of community living areas;
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
to: provide that the restriction on prohibited material will continue, with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs responsible for determining to which areas this restriction applies; require the minister to review these restrictions after seven years; and provide for the sunset of the restriction of prohibited material provisions after ten years;
Crimes Act 1914
to enable customary law and cultural practice to be considered in bail and sentencing decisions for certain offences; and
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
to make an amendment consequent on the repeal of the
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
.