The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia is appointed under a resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 1 September 2016 and the Senate on 12 September.
The Committee conducts inquiries into matters relating to the development of Northern Australia as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister.
The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will inquire into and report on the opportunities and challenges associated with land rights, native title and other land-related agreements (together with payments, benefits and access arrangements under these agreements) for the purpose of engaging Traditional Owners in the economic development of Northern Australia.
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