Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 [Provisions]

On 17 October 2019 the Senate referred the provisions of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 February 2020. On 4 December 2019, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 16 April 2020. On 26 March 2020, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 19 August 2020.

The deadline for submissions to the inquiry is 28 November 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

The bill is intended to improve native title claims resolution, agreement‑making, Indigenous decision‑making and dispute resolution processes. It is also intended to confirm the validity of certain agreements made under the Native Title Act 1933 following the Federal Court decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar & Ors.

Past Public Hearings

12 Mar 2020: Broome
11 Mar 2020: Kalgoorlie
10 Mar 2020: Perth


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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