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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 00:56)
71H Selection of representatives for negotiations after Aboriginal owners identified
(1) This section applies if, at the time negotiations under this Division commence, the Minister administering the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 is, after consulting the Registrar, satisfied a sufficient number of Aboriginal owners of the lands concerned has been identified to enable that Minister to select a negotiating panel from their number that will adequately represent the wishes of Aboriginal persons who have a cultural association with the lands.(2) The Minister administering the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 may, for the purposes of the conduct of negotiations under this Division in circumstances referred to in subsection (1), and after consulting the Aboriginal owners of the lands concerned or any group representing them concerning nominees to the negotiating panel, appoint a negotiating panel from the Aboriginal owners to represent Aboriginal persons who have a cultural association with the lands concerned.(3) The Minister may, for the purposes of making appointments to the panel, consult with any other person or body (including any group formed by Aboriginal persons) that, in the Minister’s opinion, may assist the Minister to ensure that the panel is appropriately constituted.