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Transfer of Aboriginal ancestral remains to Council

    (1)     This section applies to a person who—

S. 19(1)(a) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 16(2).

        (a)     is in possession of Aboriginal ancestral remains that are not presently part of, or contained within, an Aboriginal place; and

S. 19(1)(b) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 16(3).

        (b)     knows or ought reasonably to know, or is reckless as to whether, the Aboriginal ancestral remains are Aboriginal ancestral remains—

but does not apply—

        (c)     to the State; or

S. 19(1)(d) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 16(4).

        (d)     to an Aboriginal person who is the rightful owner of the Aboriginal ancestral remains; or

S. 19(1)(e) inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 16(5).

        (e)     to an Aboriginal person who reasonably believes that transferring the Aboriginal ancestral remains would be contrary to Aboriginal tradition; or

S. 19(1)(f) inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 16(5).

        (f)     to a coroner.

S. 19(2) amended by No. 11/2016 s. 16(6).

    (2)     The person must, as soon as practicable, take all reasonable steps to transfer the Aboriginal ancestral remains into the custody of the Council.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, 120 penalty units;

In the case of a body corporate, 600 penalty units.

Note to s. 19(2) inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 16(7).


Section 187A applies to an offence against this subsection.

S. 19A inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 17.

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