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Contents (1983 - 42)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 18 July 2018 at 16:51)
Long title
An Act to repeal the Aborigines Act 1969 and to make provisions with respect to the land rights of Aboriginal persons, including provisions for or with respect to the constitution of Aboriginal Land Councils, the vesting of land in those Councils, the acquisition of land by or for those Councils and the allocations of funds to and by those Councils; to amend certain other Acts; and to make provisions for certain other purposes.
(1)  Land in the State of New South Wales was traditionally owned and occupied by Aboriginal persons:
(2)  Land is of spiritual, social, cultural and economic importance to Aboriginal persons:
(3)  It is fitting to acknowledge the importance which land has for Aboriginal persons and the need of Aboriginal persons for land:
(4)  It is accepted that as a result of past Government decisions the amount of land set aside for Aboriginal persons has been progressively reduced without compensation:
BE it therefore enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: