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  • Date
    30 Mar 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    to: amend the title of the Act to the
    Aboriginal Land and Waters (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    ; exempt certain leases granted by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council from the application of the
    Residential Tenancies Act 1997
    (ACT); increase the payment amount at which the council is required to seek approval from the minister before entering into a contract; amend the council's governance structure and decision making powers to align more closely with other corporate Commonwealth entities; remove the requirement for the council to enter into an agreement to lease with the Director of National Parks before land in the Booderee National Park can be declared as Aboriginal land; clarify that the functions of the council relate to registered members and eligible children; and update the wording of the term 'physical or mental incapacity'; and eight Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986
    in relation to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council by: modifying quorum requirements for general meetings; extending the timeframe within which new by-laws must be given to the Minister; and enabling the Minister to appoint an Australian Public Service employee within a portfolio agency as the Registrar of the Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: establish the Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation to invest in Aboriginal business and commercial projects and make other payments for the benefit of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory (NT); amend exploration and mining processes on Aboriginal land in the NT; prescribe the nomination and approval processes and funding arrangements for approved entities that may hold a township lease; provide that land councils may enter into agreements in respect of land that is the subject of a deed of grant held in escrow; increase the amount at which land councils must seek ministerial approval to enter into a contract; remove the requirement that certain permits may only be revoked by the issuer of the permit; increase penalties for unauthorised access to Aboriginal land; remove redundant powers which allow for the delegation of land council functions to certain corporations; and make technical amendments in relation to the Aboriginals Benefit Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Australians 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to: remove the requirement that the term of the Jabiru township lease be 99 years to allow for a shorter term between 40 and 99 years; remove the requirement that the initial grant of the township lease can only be to the Commonwealth; clarify that the new township lease will not automatically extend the term of existing Jabiru subleases beyond the term of the current town head lease; and remove redundant Jabiru-specific leasing provisions; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to make a minor consequential amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    to enable an area of land that is detailed in the Ammaroo Indigenous Land Use Agreement, National Native Title Tribunal Number DI2014/003 (Ammaroo Land), to be granted as Aboriginal land. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2006
    to establish an office of Executive Director of Township Leasing to enter into and administer 99 year leases over townships on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 1997 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    08 Dec 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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