Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 [Provisions]

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In this submission, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) recommended that the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) Bill 2017 be passed as is, or with minor amendments outlined in the full submission.

The Bill partially addresses concerns held by native title holders and their legal representatives, as well as respondent parties, that the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 in relation to the authorisation of agreements require greater clarification and allow for efficiencies in native title decision-making.

AIATSIS also asked the Parliament to give consideration to the other proposed reforms concerning authorisation and streamlining the Indigenous Land Use Agreement process that have been identified in previous reform debates.

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