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What must the Council do with transferred Aboriginal ancestral remains?

    (1)     If Aboriginal ancestral remains are transferred to the Council under sections 14, 19, 19A or 178, the Council must—

        (a)     transfer the remains to any relevant traditional owner of the remains, or to any relevant registered Aboriginal party that the Council is satisfied is entitled to and willing to take possession, custody or control of the remains; or

        (b)     transfer the remains to the Museums Board for safekeeping; or

        (c)     otherwise deal with the remains as the Council thinks appropriate.

    (2)     The Museums Board must accept for safekeeping any Aboriginal ancestral remains transferred to the Board under subsection (1).

S. 20A inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 18.

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