Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 [Provisions]

August 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-100-1

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Previous bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of this report
  Purpose of the bill
  Background to the bill
  Overview of the bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees
  Note on references

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Overview of evidence on the bill
  Schedule 1–Role of the applicant
  Schedule 2–Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  Schedule 3–Historical Extinguishment
  Schedule 4–Allowing a registered native title body corporate to bring a compensation application.
  Schedule 5–Intervention and consent determinations
  Schedule 6–Other procedural changes
  Schedule 7–National Native Title Tribunal
  Schedule 8–Registered native title bodies corporate
  Schedule 9–Just terms compensation and validation

Chapter 3—Other issues raised with the committee

  Further reform to the Native Title Act
  Consultation process
  Committee view

Minority Report by Labor Senators

  Native Title in Australia
  The role of the applicant and section 31 agreement validation
  Deficiencies in the Bill
  Concerns raised in Public Hearings
  Concluding view

Australian Greens Dissenting Report

  Schedule 1: Role of the applicant
  Schedule 2: Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  Schedule 3: Historical Extinguishment
  Schedule 5: Intervention and consent determination
  Schedule 8: Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate

Appendix 1—Submissions, answers to questions on notice and media releases

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560