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Contents (1983 - 42)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 3 April 2017 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 06:48)
Part 7 Division 2 Section 108
108   Community benefits schemes
(1)  The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council has the following functions in relation to community benefits schemes:
(a)  directly or indirectly, to provide community benefits under community benefits schemes,
(b)    (Repealed)
(c)  to consider and approve the provision of community benefits schemes by or on behalf of Local Aboriginal Land Councils,
(d)  to make grants or lend money to, or invest money for or on behalf of, Aboriginal persons,
(e)  without limiting paragraph (a), to provide, acquire, construct, upgrade or extend residential accommodation for Aboriginal persons in the State,
(f)    (Repealed)
(g)  to maintain a register of approvals by the Council of community benefits schemes and to notify the Minister of any such approvals.
(2)  The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council must ensure that any community benefits scheme under which community benefits are provided by it or on its behalf:
(a)  complies with this Act and the regulations, and
(b)  is consistent with any applicable policy of the Council, and
(c)  is consistent with the community, land and business plan of the Council, and
(d)  is fair and equitable and administered in a responsible and transparent way, and
(e)  will not prevent the Council from being able to meet its debts as and when they fall due.
(3)  The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council may provide community benefits under a community benefits scheme to Aboriginal persons within the area of one or more Local Aboriginal Land Councils and may provide community benefits in conjunction with one or more Local Aboriginal Land Councils.