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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 22

Interpretation

    (1)     In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears:

"ALRA" means the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth).

"community living area" means an area of land identified for use as an Aboriginal community living area.

"Framework Act" means the Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act .

"indigenous land use agreement", see section 253 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

"joint management", of a park or reserve, means management of the park or reserve by the joint management partners.

"joint management agreement", for a park or reserve, means an agreement between the Territory and the traditional Aboriginal owners of the park or reserve about the management of the park or reserve.

"joint management park or reserve" means:

        (a)     a scheduled park or reserve; or

        (b)     a park or reserve for which a joint management agreement has been executed under section 23A(1).

"joint management partners", for a park or reserve, has the meaning in section 25AA(1).

"joint management plan", for a park or reserve, means the joint management plan for the park or reserve as amended and in force from time to time under Division 4.

"Land Council", for a park or reserve, means the Land Council (within the meaning of ALRA) for the part of the Territory in which the park or reserve is located.

"Land Trust" means an Aboriginal Land Trust established under ALRA or a Park Land Trust established under the Framework Act.

"mining interest" means:

        (a)     a mineral title as defined in section 11(1) of the Mineral Titles Act ; or

        (b)     a non-compliant existing interest as defined in section 204(1) of the Mineral Titles Act .

petroleum interest has the same meaning as in the Petroleum Act .

"relevant agreements" means:

        (a)     for a scheduled park or reserve – the following leases and agreements entered into in respect of the park or reserve:

            (i)     the joint management agreement referred to in section 8(d) of the Framework Act;

            (ii)     any lease referred to in section 8(c) or 10(1)(f) of the Framework Act;

            (iii)     any indigenous land use agreement referred to in section 8(e) of the Framework Act; and

        (b)     for a park or reserve for which a joint management agreement has been executed under section 23A(1):

            (i)     the joint management agreement; and

            (ii)     any lease and indigenous land use agreement entered into in respect of the park or reserve.

scheduled park or reserve :

        (a)     means a park or reserve specified in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 to the Framework Act; and

        (b)     if an area of land specified in Schedule 5 to that Act is declared under section 12 to be included in a park or reserve specified in Schedule 1 to that Act – includes that area of land.

"traditional Aboriginal owners", of a park or reserve, means:

        (a)     the traditional Aboriginal owners, within the meaning of ALRA, of the park or reserve; or

        (b)     if there is no person to whom paragraph (a) applies – the person or persons who, by Aboriginal tradition, are responsible for making decisions about the park or reserve.

    (2)     A reference in this Part to the decision making processes of the traditional Aboriginal owners of a park or reserve is a reference to the decision making processes of those owners as described in section 77A(a) and (b) of ALRA.



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