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NATIVE TITLE ACT 1993 - SECT 60AC

Opinion of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations

             (1)  If a registered native title body corporate charges a person a fee in reliance on section 60AB, the person may, in writing, request the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (the Registrar ) to give an opinion on whether the fee is one that the body corporate may charge under that section.

             (2)  The Registrar may give an opinion, in writing, on whether the fee is one that the registered native title body corporate may charge under that section.

             (3)  If the Registrar gives the opinion that the fee is not one that the registered native title body corporate may charge under that section, the body corporate must withdraw the charge.

             (4)  An opinion given by the Registrar under subsection (2) is not a legislative instrument.

             (5)  The regulations may make provisions dealing with:

                     (b)  the process by which the request to the Registrar is made and considered; and

                     (c)  the withholding of payment of the fee in relation to which a request is made; and

                     (d)  any other matters in relation to the request, the consideration of the request, the giving of an opinion by the Registrar, and the consequences of the giving of that opinion.



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