Printer Friendly

Australia : Wyatt applauds Native Title Bill passing.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has welcomed the passage of the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017, which passed through the Senate today.

The passage of this legislation will provide for the validation of the four ILUAs (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) that are subject of the McGlade decision, and enable the State Government to progress with the South West Native Title Settlement.

While the legal matters raised in the McGlade decision have resulted in delays to the commencement of the ILUAs, the State Government and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council remain committed to the South West Native Title Settlement, which remains the most comprehensive native title agreement proposed in Australian history.

Comments attributed to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt: "The passing of this Bill has restored certainty to the ILUA process across Western Australia. Requiring unanimity is an unreasonable imposition on Aboriginal people striving to ensure that their native title rights can be used to develop economic opportunities.

"The State Government looks forward to working with the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council to finalise the South West Native Title Settlement as soon as possible."

[c] 2017 Al Bawaba (Albawaba.com) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2017 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Mena Report
Date:Jun 15, 2017
Words:205
Previous Article:United States : Comptia Presents 2017 Excellence in Cybersecurity Awards as New Survey Finds 83% of It Professionals Spending More Time on Cyber Than...
Next Article:Australia : Western Australia joins WHO age-friendly affiliate program.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters