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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the town of Jabiru, and for related purposes
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Registered 13 May 2020
Introduced HR 13 May 2020
Table of contents.

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Indigenous Australians)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the town of Jabiru, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976                                       3

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                   5

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the town of Jabiru, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Act 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

1  Subsection 3(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of category A Jabiru land;

                     (b)  definition of category B Jabiru land;

                     (c)  definition of category C Jabiru land.

2  Section 3AD

Repeal the section.

3  Paragraph 12(1AD)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that subsection (1AH) applies;

4  Subsections 12(1AE), (1AF) and (1AG)

Repeal the subsections.

5  Paragraph 12(1AH)(a)

Omit “with the Commonwealth”.

6  Subsections 19(3E) to (3U)

Repeal the subsections.

7  Subsections 19(8A) and (8B)

Omit “, (3F), (3H)”.

8  Subsection 19A(1B)

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

9  Subsection 19A(1C)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (1C)  The Minister must not give a consent under subsection (1) to the grant of a lease mentioned in subsection (1B) unless the Minister administering the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is satisfied that the terms and conditions of the lease are consistent with the protection of the world heritage values, and other natural and cultural values, of Kakadu National Park (within the meaning of that Act).

10  Paragraph 19A(11B)(b)

After “that time”, insert “, subject to subsection (11GA)”.

11  Subsection 19A(11F)

Omit “Commonwealth”, substitute “approved entity to which the lease was granted”.

12  After subsection 19A(11G)

Insert:

     (11GA)  Despite subsections (11B), (11F) and (11G), a right, title or interest that relates to the relevant land mentioned in subsection (11B) and was granted under a lease (a Director‑JTDA lease) of the Jabiru town land by the Director to the Jabiru Town Development Authority ceases to have effect at the earlier of the following times (or either of them if they are the same):

                     (a)  the time the Director‑JTDA lease that ceases to exist because of subsection 12(2AB) would have expired if it had not ceased to exist under subsection 12(2AB);

                     (b)  the time the right, title or interest would have expired had the Director‑JTDA lease not ceased to exist under subsection 12(2AB).

     (11GB)  Subsection (11GA) does not prevent the right, title or interest from ceasing to have effect according to its terms (as affected by subsections (11F) and (11G)) before the time worked out under subsection (11GA).

Example:    The right, title or interest may be surrendered or terminated in accordance with those terms before that time.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

13  Paragraph 388(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  an approved entity (within the meaning of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976).