Friday, 7 April 2017
Excerpt from Explanatory Memorandum for the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017:
21. It is not thought likely that the Bill involves the acquisition of property otherwise than on just terms.
22. The Bill does however provide for compensation to persons for acquisition of property otherwise than on just terms should this be determined to have happened as a result of the operation of the amendments.
23. These provisions provide that, in the event that it is determined that a person’s proprietary rights have been affected without compensation as a result of the Act, the Commonwealth will be liable to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to that person.