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ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS (NORTHERN TERRITORY) ACT 1976 - SECT 48G

Proclamations to be laid before Parliament

             (1)  The Minister shall, as soon as practicable after the making of a Proclamation referred to in paragraph 40(b) or subsection 48C(1), cause a copy of the Proclamation to be laid before each House of the Parliament.

             (2)  Either House of the Parliament, within 15 sitting days of that House after a copy of a Proclamation has been laid before that House under subsection (1), may, in pursuance of a motion upon notice, pass a resolution disapproving of the declaration in the Proclamation.

             (3)  Where:

                     (a)  a notice referred to in subsection (2) is given with respect to a Proclamation; and

                     (b)  at the expiration of the period during which a resolution disapproving of the declaration in the Proclamation could have been passed:

                              (i)  the notice has not been withdrawn and the relevant motion has not been called on; or

                             (ii)  the relevant motion has been called on, moved and seconded and has not been withdrawn or otherwise disposed of;

the declaration in the Proclamation shall be deemed to have been disapproved of.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  neither House of the Parliament passes a resolution in accordance with subsection (2) disapproving of the declaration in a Proclamation; and

                     (b)  the declaration in the Proclamation has not been deemed to have been disapproved of under subsection (3);

the Proclamation takes effect on the day immediately following the last day upon which a resolution disapproving of the declaration in the Proclamation could have been passed.

             (5)  If, before the expiration of 15 sitting days of a House of the Parliament after a copy of a Proclamation referred to in subsection (1) has been laid before that House:

                     (a)  the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires, or the Parliament is prorogued; and

                     (b)  a resolution for the disapproval of the declaration in the Proclamation has not been passed by the first-mentioned House;

the copy of the Proclamation shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to have been laid before that first-mentioned House on the first sitting day of that first-mentioned House after the dissolution, expiry or prorogation, as the case may be.



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