Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin announced terms of reference for an inquiry into specific areas of native title law on 3 August 2013, following the release in June of draft terms of reference for public consultation.
The two specific areas to be considered are:
- Connection requirements, and
- Authorisation and joinder provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (these provisions can significantly affect the timely and effective resolution of native title claims).
The ALRC released an Issues Paper in March 2014. The closing date for submissions was 14 May 2014.
A Discussion Paper was released on 23 October 2014. Submissions close on 19 January 2015.
The Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 4 June 2015.
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