Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 19 December 2014 at 10:07)
Part 5Division 1

Division 1 Constitution of Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Local Aboriginal Land Council areas

49   Constitution of Local Aboriginal Land Council areas

(cf former section 5)

(1)  The Minister may, in the manner prescribed by the regulations, constitute an area as a Local Aboriginal Land Council area.
(2)  The Governor may make regulations for or with respect to the constitution of Local Aboriginal Land Council areas.
(3)  Without affecting the generality of subsection (2), regulations may be made under that subsection for or with respect to the following:
(a)  applications for the constitution of areas as Local Aboriginal Land Council areas,
(b)  the making of recommendations to the Minister with respect to proposals to constitute Local Aboriginal Land Council areas,
(c)  the lodging of objections against:
(i)  the refusal of applications for the constitution of Local Aboriginal Land Council areas or the failure to deal with any such applications, and
(ii)  proposals to constitute Local Aboriginal Land Council areas,
(d)  the reference to the Court of objections of the kind referred to in paragraph (c) and the hearing and determination by the Court of any such objections.

50   Constitution of Local Aboriginal Land Councils

(cf former section 6 (1) and (2))

(1)  A Local Aboriginal Land Council is constituted by this Act for each Local Aboriginal Land Council area.
(2)  A Local Aboriginal Land Council is a body corporate.
(3)  The corporate name of a Local Aboriginal Land Council is “Local Aboriginal Land Council” preceded by the name of the area of the Council.

51   Objects of Local Aboriginal Land Councils

(cf clause 5 of Schedule 1 to 1996 Regulation)

The objects of each Local Aboriginal Land Council are to improve, protect and foster the best interests of all Aboriginal persons within the Council’s area and other persons who are members of the Council.
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