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This instrument recognises the Northern Land Council as a representative body for a further six years.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 27 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate13-Aug-2018

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Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Northern Land Council) Instrument 2018

I, Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, make the following instrument.

 

Dated 21 June 2018

 

NIGEL SCULLION


1              Name

                This instrument is the Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Northern Land Council) Instrument 2018.

2              Commencement

(1)   Each provision of this instrument 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

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 July 2018

Note:             This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

 

3              Authority

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

 

4              Definitions

                In this instrument:

 

Act means the Native Title Act 1993.

 

Representative Body means a representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body recognised under section 203AD of the Act.

 

Northern Land Council means the Northern Land Council as established under section 21 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

 

 

5              Recognised Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body

                For subsection 203AD(1) of the Act, the Northern Land Council is the recognised Representative Body for the area described in Schedule 1.

6              Period of recognition

                For subsection 203AD(2) of the Act, this recognition as a Representative Body takes effect on 1 July 2018 and ceases to have effect on 30 June 2024.

7              Revocation of the previous instrument of recognition

                The Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body–Northern Land Council) Instrument 2016 instrument is revoked with effect on the date of the commencement of this Instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1 - Description of area (Northern Northern Territory)

 

1    The Northern Northern Territory area is, firstly, all the area of land and waters bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of the Northern Territory border, the Western Australia State border and the coastline of mainland Australia, and then proceeding south along the western border of the Northern Territory to its intersection with the Central Land Council boundary line, vide Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, published in the Australian Government Gazette No.  S6, 26 January 1977, as amended by notice published in the Australian Government Gazette No.  G34, 30 August 1977, then generally south-easterly along the aforesaid boundary to its intersection with the Northern Territory’s eastern border, then north along the eastern border of the Northern Territory to the intersection of the Northern Territory border, the Queensland State border, the coastline of mainland Australia, then generally north along the Northern Territory and Queensland adjacent area boundary as defined in Schedule 2 of the Petroleum (Submerged Land) Act 1967 to its intersection with the outer limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia (EEZ), then generally westerly along that outer limit to its intersection with the Northern Territory and Western Australia adjacent area boundary as defined in Schedule 2 of the Petroleum (Submerged Land) Act 1967, and then generally south by that adjacent area boundary to the point where the line began.

 

Secondly, all the area of land and waters bounded by a line commencing at the western intersection of the EEZ of Australia and the Western Australia and Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands adjacent area boundary as defined in Schedule 2 of the Petroleum (Submerged Land) Act 1967, and then proceeding generally easterly along that adjacent area boundary to the eastern intersection of the aforesaid boundary to the EEZ of Australia, and then generally westerly along the outer limit of the EEZ to the point where the line began.

 

2       In this Schedule:

    exclusive economic zone means the exclusive economic zone within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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