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Second Reading Speeches

Native Title Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the

Native Title Act 1993
to: enable certain parties to agree to disregard historical extinguishment of native title in certain areas set aside and public works in areas set aside; clarify the conduct expected of parties in future act negotiations; extend to eight months the time before a party may seek a determination from an arbitral body; streamline processes and broaden the scope for voluntary indigenous land use agreements; and make a technical amendment.