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Lands Acquisition Amendment Act 1978

Authoritative Version
Act No. 61 of 1978 as made
An Act to amend the Lands Acquisition Act 1955 for purposes related to the self-government of the Northern Territory.
Date of Assent 22 Jun 1978
Date of repeal 09 Jun 1989
Repealed by Lands Acquisition (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1989

LANDS ACQUISITION AMENDMENT ACT 1978

No. 61 of 1978

An Act to amend the Lands Acquisition Act 1955 for purposes related to the self-government of the Northern Territory.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Lands Acquisition Amendment Act 1978.

 

(2) The Lands Acquisition Act 1955 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on 1 July 1978.

3. After section 5 of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:

Application of Act to Northern Territory

“5aa. For the purposes of the application of this Act in relation to the Northern Territory

(a) a reference in this Act to a State shall be read as including a reference to the Northern Territory;

(b) a reference in this Act to the Governor of a State shall be read as including a reference to the Administrator of the Northern Territory; and

(c) a reference in this Act (other than this section and sections 52, 62 and 66a) to a Territory shall be read as not including a reference to the Northern Territory.”.

Statutory authorities

4. Section 66a of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (1) and substituting the following sub-section:

 

“(1) Subject to sub-section (2) and except as otherwise approved by the Minister, the acquisition, including acquisition by agreement, of land required for the purposes of

 

(a) a corporation incorporated by a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory other than the Northern Territory (whether made before or after the commencement of this section); or

(b) a corporation incorporated by a law of the Northern Territory (whether made before or after the commencement of this section), being a corporation declared by the regulations to be a corporation for the purposes of this paragraph, shall be effected under this Act.”.