(1) A director, officer or employee of a RAP who on or before the validation date has made a decision or taken any action or purported to make a decision or take any action under section 63(1) in good faith on behalf of the RAP is by virtue of this section to be taken to have been authorised by the RAP to make the decision or take the action.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, a decision or action or purported decision or action to which subsection (1) applies is a decision made or action taken by a RAP under section 63(1).
(3) Any action, matter or thing taken, arising or done as a result or consequence of, or in reliance upon, a decision or action or purported decision or action to which subsection (1) applies whether under this Act or otherwise is taken to be, and to always have been, as valid and effective as it would have been if this section had been in force at the time that the action, matter or thing was taken, arose or was done.
(4) In this section—
"RAP" means any of the following bodies corporate registered as a registered Aboriginal party under Part 10—
(a) Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation ICN 4395;
(b) Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation ICN 4421;
(c) Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation ICN 4768;
(d) Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation ICN 4672;
(e) Martang Pty Ltd ACN 096 534 119;
(f) Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation ICN 4191;
(g) Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation ICN 3330;
(h) Wurundjeri Tribe Land & Compensation & Cultural Heritage Council Inc A0005530A;
(i) Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation ICN 3279;
validation date means the date on which the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2011 comes into operation.
S. 198 repealed by No. 29/2011
s. 3(Sch. 1 item 1),
new s. 198 inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 133.