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Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 3 April 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 04:58)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 55
55   Aboriginal persons may be member of more than one Local Aboriginal Land Council
(1)  An Aboriginal person may be a member of more than one Local Aboriginal Land Council.
(2)  However, a person is entitled to voting rights in relation to one Local Aboriginal Land Council only at any one time.
(3)  The Local Aboriginal Land Council in relation to which the person has voting rights is to be the Council nominated by the person or, if the person has not made a nomination, the Council for the area within which the person resides.
(4)  A non-voting member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council is not entitled to vote:
(a)  in elections for Board members, or
(b)  on any matter to be determined by the Council.
(4A)  A voting member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council is not entitled to vote in elections for Board members if:
(a)  the member has not attended at least 2 meetings of the Council in the preceding 12 months as a voting member, or
(b)  the member is suspended from membership of the Council or Board.
(4B)  Subsection (4A) (a) does not apply if an administrator was appointed to perform all of the functions of the Local Aboriginal Land Council for all or part of the relevant 12-month period.
(5)  A vote by a non-voting member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council or a member referred to in subsection (4A) in such an election or on such a matter is void.