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Contents (1983 - 42)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 3 April 2017 to date (accessed 25 November 2017 at 01:49)
Part 5 Division 7 Section 87
87   Changes to Local Aboriginal Land Council areas
(1)  The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, do any one or more of the following:
(a)  change the name of a Local Aboriginal Land Council area,
(b)  change the boundaries of a Local Aboriginal Land Council area,
(c)  amalgamate 2 or more Local Aboriginal Land Council areas and constitute the amalgamated area as a Local Aboriginal Land Council area,
(d)  without limiting paragraph (b) or (c), include the whole of the area of a Local Aboriginal Land Council within the area of one or more other Local Aboriginal Land Councils,
(e)  dissolve a Local Aboriginal Land Council.
(2)  If the Minister makes an order under subsection (1) (b), (c), (d) or (e), the Minister may, in the same order, specify the Councils to which members of existing Councils affected by the order may (with the members’ consent) be allocated, or a method of determining the allocation of members (with the members’ consent).
(3)  The Minister may make an order under subsection (1) only if the order concerned is permitted or required by or under this Act or the regulations.
(4)  The regulations may make provision of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the making of orders under this section, including (but not limited to) construing references to Local Aboriginal Land Council areas and Councils and elections for Boards of new Local Aboriginal Land Councils.