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Federal implications of statehood for the Northern Territory

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On Monday 28 May 2007, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into Federal implications of Statehood for the Northern Territory entitled The long road to statehood.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 7 appendices.

The long road to statehood

Preliminary pages (PDF 105KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 86KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 125KB)
Overview: The historical context of Northern Territory statehood

Chapter 3 (PDF 182KB)
Recent developments towards statehood

Chapter 4 (PDF 100KB)
Constitutional matters and achieving statehood

Chapter 5 (PDF 153KB)
Aboriginal interests and statehood

Chapter 6 (PDF 143KB)
Respresentation of the new State and the status of Commonwealth legislation

Chapter 7 (PDF 149KB)
Industrial and financial relations

Chapter 8 (PDF 124KB)
Mining and the environment

Appendix A (PDF 51KB)
List of Submissions

Appendix B (PDF 43KB)
List of Witnesses

Appendix C (PDF 72KB)
List of Exhibits

Appendix D (PDF 123KB)
Northern Territory Statehood seminar programme

Appendix E (PDF 819KB)
Statehood entities and relationships - November 2006

Appendix F (PDF 81KB)
Indicative House of Representatives division allocation

Appendix G (PDF 68KB)
Commonwealth legislation requiring minor amendment

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