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Government introduces legislation to address McGlade decision


The Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 was introduced into Parliament yesterday, 15 February 2017.  Copies of the Bill and Explanatory memorandum are available on the APH website.

According to the memorandum, the Bill amends the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), to resolve the uncertainty created by the Full Federal Court decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar & Ors [2017] FCAFC 10 regarding area Indigenous Land Use Agreements (area ILUAs).

Until the outcome of the Bill is known, the Acting Native Title Registrar will maintain the moratorium on the registration of all area ILUAs currently in the registration/notification stage that may be affected by the McGlade decision.

Sheridan Webb
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