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Functions of representative bodies


             (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.

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