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Recognitions as made
This instrument recognises the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Incorporated as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the transitionally affected area described in Schedule 1.
Administered by: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 26
Registered 28 Jun 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Aug-2007
Tabled Senate07-Aug-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014

Explanatory Statement

 

Native Title Act 1993

 

 

Recognition under subsection 203AD(1A)

 

No. 1 of 2007  

 

This instrument is made under subsection 203AD(1A) of the Native Title Act 1993
(the Act).

 

This subsection, which took effect on 15 April 2007, provides that the
Commonwealth Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs must, by legislative instrument, recognise as the representative body for a transitionally affected area, a body that:

 

a)         on the day the transition period commenced, was the representative body for the area as it stood on that day; and

b)         during the transition period, applied under section 203AB to be the representative body for that area as it stood on the day the application was made.

 

Paragraph 203AD(2A)(a) of the Act provides that the prior recognition of a representative body ceases to have effect at the end of 30 June 2007.

 

As the representative body for the area described in Schedule 1 on the day the transition period commenced, the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Incorporated was invited by the Minister under section 203A to apply for recognition as the representative body for the area for a period of one year from 1 July 2007.  During the transition period, and within the period specified in the invitation, the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Incorporated applied for recognition as the representative body for that area.

 

Paragraph 203AD(2)(b) of the Act provides that recognition of a representative body  under subsection 203AD(1A) takes effect on 1 July 2007.  Paragraph 203AD(2A)(b) of the Act provides that recognition of a representative body under subsection 203AD(1A) ceases to have effect at the end of the day specified in the instrument of recognition.

 

Subsection 203AD(1A) requires the Minister to recognise certain bodies as representative bodies (see above).  Paragraph 203AD(2D)(a) requires the period for which these bodies are recognised to be the same as the period for which they were invited to apply.  As the Minister has no discretion in relation to these matters, consultation about the making of the instrument was not undertaken.   However, bodies that will be recognised under subsection 203AD(1A) were advised of criteria to which the Minister would have regard in making decisions about recognition periods.  They were also advised that it was open to them to provide comments or information about appropriate recognition terms, and that any relevant information would be taken into account.

 

 

 

 

The instrument is not regulatory in nature, will not impact on business activity and will have no compliance costs for business or competition impact. 

 

The instrument provides that the recognition of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Incorporated as the representative body for the area commences on 1 July 2007 and will cease at the end of 30 June 2008.

 

 

 

 

Authority:         Subsection 203AD(1A) of the Native Title Act 1993