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Advisory Report: Native Title Amendment Bill 2012

20 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-0-642-79866-4 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79867-1 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 873KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 129KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 106KB)

Scope of the Bill
Specific amendments
Previous inquiries and consultation
Concurrent Senate inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Scope of the report

Chapter 2 The Native Title Amendment Bill 2012 (PDF 227KB)

Schedule one: reviving native title in parks and reserves
Issues and concerns
Schedule two: codifying the meaning of negotiating in good faith
Issues and concerns
Schedule three: streamlining process for Indigenous Land Use Agreements
Issues and concerns
Schedule four: minor technical amendment
Committee comment

Chapter 3 Future reform of native title (PDF 182KB)

Good faith negotiation
Funding issues
Onus of proof for ongoing connection to land
Power imbalances
International conventions
Consultation and ongoing dialogue
Committee comment

Appendix A – List of Submissions (PDF 64KB)
Appendix B - List of Witnesses Appearing at Public Hearing (PDF 89KB)
House of Representatives Coalition Minority Report (PDF 114KB)

The Context
Revival of extinguished Native Title Section 47C
Negotiations in Good Faith Section 31

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