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The Native Title Amendment Bill
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The Native Title Amendment Bill was designed to give effect to the 10 Point Plan.

It also gave state governments a greater role in determining native title and the rights of Indigenous people to negotiate with others wishing to use of their land.

Furthermore, organisations which represent and support native title applicants would require "Ministerial recognition".

During more than a hundred hours of debate in the Senate, some amendments were made to the legislation.

A sunset clause, limiting the time within which new claims could be made, was removed.

And a registration test for native title applicants was amended to give some recognition to Indigenous people who had been physically excluded from their traditional lands in this generation.

The Act was finally passed on July the seventh 1998, but only after the Government gained the support of key independents in the Senate.
Native Title's Vulnerability In Australia
Topic
 
extinguishment, High Court of Australia, indigenous people, land ownership, native title, political reaction, politics, Racial Discrimination Act
Legislation In Australia After Mabo
Topic
1990s
indigenous people, land rights, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, political reaction
The Native Title Act
Topic
Oct, 1, 1992
1967 referendum, Court, Richard, Keating, Paul, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, National Farmer's Federation, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, politics
The '10 Point Plan'
Topic
1996
10 point plan, backlash, Canberra, extinguishment, High Court of Australia, Howard, John, Liberal - National Party coalition, Native Title Act (1993), Wik
Indigenous Working Group & Amendment Bill
Topic
1997
10 point plan, Australian Democrats, Australian Labor Party, backlash, coexistence, Howard, John, National Indigenous Working Group, Native Title Act (1993), Native Title Amendment Bill
Possible Constitutional challenge
Text
1999
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act, Australian Court Case, Canberra, constitution, Hindmarsh Island Bridge Act, Kartinyeri, Kartinyeri v The Commonwealth, Narrandjeri, Native Title Amendment, Native Title Amendment Bill, Racial Discrimination Act, racism
Procedural Issues
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1996-1998
Australian Court Case, determinations, Federal Court of Australia, Ganalanja Corp v Queensland and Ors (1996), National Native Title Tribunal, Native Title Amendment Bill, native title claim, Northern Territory v Lane (1996), Waanyi, Walley v State of Western Australia (1996)
The Politics Of Native Title
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1992-
citizenship, equality, human rights, land rights, national identity, native title, political reaction, politics