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ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY) ACT 1976 - SECT 23AA

How functions of a Land Council are to be performed

Priorities

             (1)  A Land Council must from time to time determine the priorities it will give to performing its functions under this Part.

             (2)  A Land Council may allocate resources in the way it thinks fit so as to be able to perform its functions efficiently.

             (3)  A Land Council must give priority to the protection of the interests of traditional Aboriginal owners of, and other Aboriginals interested in, Aboriginal land in the area of the Council.

Functions to be performed in a timely manner

             (4)  A Land Council must use its best efforts to perform its functions in a timely manner, particularly in respect of matters affected by:

                     (a)  time limits under this Act; or

                     (b)  time limits under another law of the Commonwealth or a law of the Northern Territory that are relevant to the performance of its functions.

Maintenance of organisational structures and processes

             (5)  A Land Council must perform its functions in a manner that:

                     (a)  maintains organisational structures and administrative processes that promote the satisfactory representation by the Council of, and promote effective consultation with, the traditional Aboriginal owners of, and other Aboriginals interested in, Aboriginal land in the area of the Council; and

                     (b)  ensures that the structures and processes operate in a fair manner.



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