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This instrument recognises the Cape York Land Council as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the Cape York area for a three year period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Registered 02 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Dec-2020
Tabled Senate07-Dec-2020
To be ceased 31 Dec 2023 23:59
Ceased by Self Ceasing

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Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body – Cape York Land Council) Instrument 2021

I, Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians, make the following instrument.

 

Dated  30 November 2020

 

KEN WYATT


1              Name

                This instrument is the Native Title (Recognition as Representative Body –Cape York Land Council) Instrument 2021.

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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Column 2

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Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 January 2021

Note:             This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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.

 

Cape York Land Council means the Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 1163) as registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

 

5              Recognised Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body

                For subsection 203AD(1) of the Act, the Cape York 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 January 2021 and ceases to have effect at the end of 31 December 2023.


Schedule 1 - Description of area (Cape York Region)

 

1   The Cape York Region is the area of land and waters bounded by lines commencing at the intersection of the centre thread of the Staaten River and the coastline of mainland Australia, and then proceeding due north in a straight line to the intersection with latitude 11 degrees south, then east along that latitude to its intersection with the coastline of mainland Australia, then generally north-easterly and south-easterly along the coastline to its intersection with latitude 11 degrees south on the eastern side of Cape York, then due east along that latitude to the point latitude 11 degrees south longitude 144 degrees 15 minutes east, then due north along that meridian to its intersection with the Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia (EEZ), then generally south-easterly along the eastern boundary of that EEZ to its intersection with the latitude of the southernmost point of the Mean High Water Mark of Snapper Island, then due west by that latitude to its intersection with a straight line bearing due north west to the intersection of the coast of mainland Australia and the centre thread of the Daintree River, then in a straight line due north-west to the aforementioned intersection, then generally north westerly along the centre thread of that River to its intersection with the centre thread of Adastra Creek, then generally northerly along the centre thread of that Creek to its intersection with the McDowall Mountain Range, then generally northerly along that Range to its intersection with southern boundary of the 1991 Local Government Area (LGA) of Cook, then generally westerly along the southern boundary of that LGA to its intersection with the eastern boundary of Carpentaria LGA, then generally southerly along the eastern boundary of that LGA to its intersection with the centre thread of the Staaten River, then generally westerly along the centre thread of that River to the point of commencement.

 

This area is to include Barn Island and Crab Island and to exclude the towns of

Seisia and Bamaga.

 

2   In this Schedule:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cape York Region