Title Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Amendment (Strengthening Land and Governance Provisions) Bill 2022
Bill Summary

Amends: the 

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986

 to: amend the title of the Act to the 

Aboriginal Land and Waters (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986

; exempt certain leases granted by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council from the application of the 

Residential Tenancies Act 1997

 (ACT); increase the payment amount at which the council is required to seek approval from the minister before entering into a contract; amend the council's governance structure and decision making powers to align more closely with other corporate Commonwealth entities; remove the requirement for the council to enter into an agreement to lease with the Director of National Parks before land in the Booderee National Park can be declared as Aboriginal land; clarify that the functions of the council relate only to registered members and eligible children; and update the wording of the term 'physical or mental incapacity'; and eight Acts to make consequential amendments. 

Bill Date 2022-10-26
Introduced Date 2023-01-09
Progressed Date 2023-01-27
Parliament number 20
Type Private Bill
Status Second Reading
Portfolio Test Responsible Ministry