(1) A representative body has the following functions:
(a) the facilitation and assistance functions referred to in section 203BB;
(b) the certification functions referred to in section 203BE;
(c) the dispute resolution functions referred to in section 203BF;
(d) the notification functions referred to in section 203BG;
(e) the agreement making function referred to in section 203BH;
(f) the internal review functions referred to in section 203BI;
(g) the functions referred to in section 203BJ and such other functions as are conferred on representative bodies by this Act.
Other laws may confer functions
(2) The functions conferred on a representative body by this Act are in addition to, and not instead of, any functions conferred on the representative body (whether in its capacity as a representative body or otherwise) by or under:
(a) any other law of the Commonwealth; or
(b) a law of a State or Territory.
Representative bodies to perform functions
(3) Except as mentioned in section 203BB, 203BD or 203BK, a representative body must not enter into an arrangement with another person under which the person is to perform the functions of the representative body.
Priorities of representative bodies
(4) A representative body:
(a) must from time to time determine the priorities it will give to performing its functions under this Part; and
(b) may allocate resources in the way it thinks fit so as to be able to perform its functions efficiently;
but must give priority to the protection of the interests of native title holders.