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NORTHERN TERRITORY ABORIGINAL SACRED SITES ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Act binds Crown  

   PART II--ADMINISTRATION

   5.      Establishment of Authority  
   6.      Composition of Authority  
   7.      Resignation and termination of membership  
   8.      Leave of absence  
   9.      Acting appointments  
   10.     Functions of Authority  
   11.     Powers of Authority  
   12.     Meetings of Authority  
   13.     Protection of members  
   14.     Annual report  
   15.     Chief Executive Officer  
   16.     Acting Chief Executive Officer  
   17.     Other staff of Authority  
   18.     Salaries, allowances and expenses  
   19.     Delegation  

   PART III--SITES PROTECTION PROCEDURE

           Division 1A--Application for Authority Certificate

   19A.    Definitions  
   19B.    Application for Authority Certificate  
   19C.    Authority to classify application  
   19D.    Fees and charges  
   19E.    Non-standard application  
   19F.    Authority to consult with custodians  
   19G.    Applicant may request conference with custodians  
   19H.    Applicant may have matter referred to Minister  
   19J.    Minister may require security  
   19K.    Account for charges  
   19L.    Conference with custodians  

           Division 1--Avoidance of sacred sites

   22.     Authority Certificate  
   23.     Variation of Certificate  
   24.     New applications on refusal of Authority  
   25.     Effect of Certificate  
   26.     Register of Certificates, &c.  

           Division 2--Documenting, evaluating and registering sacred sites

   27.     Application to have site registered  
   28.     Representations by owners of land on which site situated  
   29.     Registering of sacred sites  

           Division 3--Review procedure

   30.     Application for review  
   31.     Consideration of report and recommendations  
   32.     Decision of Minister  

   PART IV--OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURES

   33.     Entry onto sacred sites  
   34.     Work on sacred site  
   35.     Desecration  
   36.     Defences  
   37.     Contravention of sites avoidance conditions  
   38.     Secrecy  
   39.     Authority to bring prosecutions  
   39A.    Time for commencing prosecution  

   PART V--MISCELLANEOUS

   40.     Non-derogation from other laws or rights  
   41.     Powers to protect sacred sites  
   42.     Wishes of Aboriginals to be taken into account  
   43.     Permission to enter and remain on sacred site  
   44.     Proprietary rights of owners of land preserved  
   45.     Evidence that site is sacred site  
   46.     Aboriginals' right of access to sacred sites  
   47.     Access to sacred sites across other land  
   48.     Inspection of register and other records  
   48A.    Acquisition to be on just terms  
   48B.    Fees and charges are debt due and payable  
   49.     Regulations  

   PART VI--REPEAL, SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL

   50.     Repeal  
   52.     Interim Authority  
   53.     Appointment of first Chairman, &c.  
   54.     Property of former Authority  
           SCHEDULE
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