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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    September, 2011
    Australia

    This Act aims to implement obligations that Australia has under the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, create incentives for people to carry on certain offsets projects and to increase carbon abatement in a manner that is consistent with the protection of Australia’s environment and that improves resilience to the effects of climate change.The Act sets up a scheme for the issue of Australian carbon credit units in relation to eligible offsets projects.

  2. Library Resource

    An Act to provide for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and for related purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    The Act, consisting of five Sections, establishes that the Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, recognises that the continent and the islands now known as Australia were first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and so respects the continuing cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In addition, it states that the Minister must cause a review of support for a referendum to amend the Constitution to commence within 12 months after the enactment of this Act.

  3. Library Resource

    An Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 and to amend the Native Title Act 1993, and for related purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    This Act provides for transitional and consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. It amends the Native Title Act 1993, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, the Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987, the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and some other Acts.

  4. Library Resource

    An Act to provide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations, and for related purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    This Act provides for the incorporation, registration and regulation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. For purposes of registration of corporations, it also provides for the Registrar and the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations. The Act also concerns dealings and status of land held by a corporation for the benefit of Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders.

  5. Library Resource

    An Act to grant land in the Jervis Bay Territory to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, and for other purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    This Act makes provision for the establishment of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, for the grant of Aboriginal Land to that Council and for other matters relating to such land and the Council.The Council is established as a body corporate and shall hold title in and manage Aboriginal Land for purpose of the members of the Aboriginal community. The Council shall also protect and conserve natural and cultural sites on Aboriginal Land and engage in land-use planning for such land.

  6. Library Resource

    An Act relating to the acquisition by the Commonwealth of certain land in the Northern Territory.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    The object of this Act is to ensure, as soon as it is practicable to do so, that, notwithstanding the uncertainty that has arisen in relation to the effectiveness of the acquisition of the relevant land by the Commonwealth under the Lands Acquisition Act in 1978, that land is vested in the Commonwealth, and the Commonwealth has a right to immediate possession of that land, for the purpose of including that land in a park or parks established or to be established pursuant to the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 and of using or enabling the use of part of that land for the de

  7. Library Resource

    An Act relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of biodiversity, and for related purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    The objects of this Act are: (a) to provide for the protection of the environment, especially those aspects of the environment that are matters of national environmental significance; (b) to promote ecologically sustainable development through the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources; (c) to promote the conservation of biodiversity; (d) to promote a cooperative approach to the protection and management of the environment involving governments, the community, land-holders and indigenous peoples; (e) to assist in the cooperative implementation of Australia's inte

  8. Library Resource

    An Act to provide for the appointment of a Supervising Scientist for the purpose of protecting the environment in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory from the effects of mining operations, and for other purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    There shall be a Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region (sect. 4). Functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to uranium mining in the Region are described in section 5, whereas section 5A describes functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to general mining in a conservation zone. "Conservation zone" means a conservation zone declared under section 8A of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975. An Advisory Committee is established under section 16 and a Technical Committee under section 22.

  9. Library Resource

    An Act about native title in relation to land or waters, and for related purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    The main objects of the Act are: (a) to provide for the recognition and protection of native title; (b) to establish ways in which the future dealings affecting native title may proceed and to set standards for those dealings; (c) to establish a mechanism for determining claims to native title; and (d) to provide for, or permit, the validation of past acts invalidated because of the existence of native title (sect. 3).The text of the Act consists of 253 sections, preceded by a preamble and divided into 15 Parts.

  10. Library Resource

    An Act a relating to the acquisition of land by the Commonwealth and certain authorities and dealings with land so acquired, and for other purposes.

    Legislation
    Australia, Oceania

    This Act makes provision for the acquisition of land by the Commonwealth and certain other authorities and related matters.

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