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NATURAL RESOURCES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1998

      Queensland




NATURAL RESOURCES
   LEGISLATION
AMENDMENT BILL 1998

 


 

 

Queensland NATURAL RESOURCES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1998 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page PART 1--PRELIMINARY 1 Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PART 2--AMENDMENT OF ABORIGINAL LAND ACT 1991 3 Act amended in pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Amendment of s 3 (Definitions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 Insertion of new ss 137A and 137B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 137A Application of Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977 . . . . . 5 137B Approval of forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6 Amendment of s 138 (Regulations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF LAND ACT 1994 7 Act amended in pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8 Amendment of s 103 (Issue of road licence) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9 Amendment of s 104 (Conditions of issuing road licence) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 10 Insertion of new ch 8, pt 7, div 2B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Division 2B--Treatment of special perpetual mining purposes leases under certain Acts 503J Special perpetual mining purposes leases become perpetual leases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 503K Replacement documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER LAND ACT 1991 11 Act amended in pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 12 Amendment of s 3 (Definitions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

 


 

2 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment 13 Insertion of new ss 134A and 134B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 134A Application of Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977 . . . . . 9 134B Approval of forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 14 Amendment of s 135 (Regulations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

 


 

1998 A BILL FOR An Act to amend various Acts administered by the Minister for Natural Resources

 


 

s1 4 s4 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment The Parliament of Queensland enacts-- 1 PART 1--PRELIMINARY 2 title 3 Short Clause 1. This Act may be cited as the Natural Resources Legislation 4 Amendment Act 1998. 5 6 Commencement Clause 2. This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. 7 PART 2--AMENDMENT OF ABORIGINAL LAND 8 ACT 1991 9 amended in pt 2 10 Act Clause 3. This part amends the Aboriginal Land Act 1991. 11 of s 3 (Definitions) 12 Amendment Clause 4. Section 3-- 13 insert-- 14 ` "Aboriginal land claim association" means an entity formed through 15 the incorporation, under a regulation, of-- 16 (a) the members of a group of Aboriginal people who intend to make 17 a land claim under this Act on their own behalf and on behalf of 18 other Aboriginal people in the group; or 19 (b) a group of Aboriginal people who intend to make a land claim 20 under this Act. 21

 


 

s5 5 s6 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment "land trust" means an entity formed through the incorporation, under a 1 regulation, of the grantees of Aboriginal land.'. 2 of new ss 137A and 137B 3 Insertion Clause 5. After section 137-- 4 insert-- 5 of Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977 6 `Application `137A.(1) A land trust is not a statutory body for the Financial 7 Administration and Audit Act 1977. 8 `(2) However, a land trust must, at all reasonable times-- 9 (a) allow a suitably qualified person appointed by the land claims 10 registrar to audit the accounts of the land trust; and 11 (b) give the person appointed to audit the accounts of the land trust 12 the help the person reasonably requires for conducting the audit, 13 including disclosing financial institution account details. 14 of forms 15 `Approval `137B. The chief executive may approve forms for use under this Act.'. 16 of s 138 (Regulations) 17 Amendment Clause 6. Section 138(2)-- 18 insert-- 19 `(f) the establishment and maintenance by the land claims registrar of 20 a land trust register, including, for example, the information each 21 land trust must give the land claims registrar for inclusion in the 22 register; and 23 (g) rules for land trusts and Aboriginal land claim associations, 24 including, for example, the adoption of rules and the matters that 25 must be included in the rules; and 26 (h) accounting requirements for land trusts, including, for example, 27

 


 

s7 6 s9 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment maintaining accounts, preparing financial statements, auditing 1 accounts and giving audit reports to the land claims registrar.'. 2 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF LAND ACT 1994 3 amended in pt 3 4 Act Clause 7. This part amends the Land Act 1994. 5 of s 103 (Issue of road licence) 6 Amendment Clause 8. Section 103(1), from `only to'-- 7 omit, insert-- 8 `only to-- 9 (a) an adjoining owner; or 10 (b) another person, if the road licence is only for allowing the person 11 holding the licence to make structural improvements mentioned 12 in section 104(b)(ii) or (iii).'. 13 of s 104 (Conditions of issuing road licence) 14 Amendment Clause 9. Section 104(b)-- 15 omit, insert-- 16 `(b) no more structural improvements are permitted on the road 17 temporarily closed, other than the following-- 18 (i) boundary fences; 19 (ii) pipes for irrigation purposes that cross the road beneath its 20 surface; 21 (iii) water channels for irrigation purposes that cross the road;'. 22

 


 

s 10 7 s 10 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment of new ch 8, pt 7, div 2B 1 Insertion Clause 10. After section 503I-- 2 insert-- 3 `Division 2B--Treatment of special perpetual mining purposes leases 4 under certain Acts 5 perpetual mining purposes leases become perpetual leases 6 `Special `503J.(1) A special perpetual mining purposes lease issued under the 7 agreement Act on or after 1 January 1995 and in existence immediately 8 before the commencement of this section, becomes, on the commencement 9 of this section, a perpetual lease under this Act. 10 `(2) A special perpetual mining purposes lease issued under the 11 agreement Act on or after the commencement of this section becomes a 12 perpetual lease under this Act immediately after it is issued. 13 `(3) Subsections (1) and (2) have effect despite anything in the agreement 14 Act. 15 `(4) In this section-- 16 "agreement Act" means the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty. 17 Limited Agreement Act 1957. 18 documents 19 `Replacement `503K.(1) This section applies if a special perpetual mining purposes 20 lease (the "old lease") becomes a perpetual lease (the "new lease") under 21 section 503J. 22 `(2) If the old lease becomes the new lease under section 503J(1), the 23 chief executive must, as soon as practicable, issue a lease document for the 24 new lease to replace the lease document for the old lease. 25 `(3) If the old lease becomes the new lease under section 503J(2), the 26 chief executive must, as soon as practicable after the old lease is issued, 27 issue a lease document for the new lease to replace the lease document for 28 the old lease. 29 `(4) The new lease is subject to all the encumbrances to which the old 30

 


 

s 11 8 s 12 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment lease was subject and in the same priorities. 1 `(5) When the lease document for the new lease is issued, the lease 2 document for the old lease is no longer valid. 3 `(6) The lease document for the new lease must be given to the person 4 who is entitled to possession of the lease document for the old lease. 5 `(7) The lease document for the old lease must be returned to the chief 6 executive for cancellation when the lease document for the new lease is 7 issued. 8 `(8) The lessee under the new lease may ask for the return of the lease 9 document for the old lease suitably marked as cancelled.'. 10 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF TORRES STRAIT 11 ISLANDER LAND ACT 1991 12 amended in pt 4 13 Act Clause 11. This part amends the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991. 14 of s 3 (Definitions) 15 Amendment Clause 12. Section 3-- 16 insert-- 17 ` "Torres Strait Islander land claim association" means an entity 18 formed through the incorporation, under a regulation, of-- 19 (a) the members of a group of Torres Strait Islanders who intend to 20 make a land claim under this Act on their own behalf and on 21 behalf of other Torres Strait Islanders in the group; or 22 (b) a group of Torres Strait Islanders who intend to make a land 23 claim under this Act. 24 "land trust" means an entity formed through the incorporation, under a 25 regulation, of the grantees of Torres Strait Islander land.'. 26

 


 

9 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment of new ss 134A and 134B 1 Insertion Clause 13. After section 134-- 2 insert-- 3 of Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977 4 `Application `134A.(1) A land trust is not a statutory body for the Financial 5 Administration and Audit Act 1977. 6 `(2) However, a land trust must, at all reasonable times-- 7 (a) allow a suitably qualified person appointed by the land claims 8 registrar to audit the accounts of the land trust; and 9 (b) give the person appointed to audit the accounts of the land trust 10 the help the person reasonably requires for conducting the audit, 11 including disclosing institution account details. 12 of forms 13 `Approval `134B. The chief executive may approve forms for use under this Act.'. 14 of s 135 (Regulations) 15 Amendment Clause 14. Section 135(2)-- 16 insert-- 17 `(f) the establishment and maintenance by the land claims registrar of 18 a land trust register, including, for example, the information each 19 land trust must give the land claims registrar for inclusion in the 20 register; and 21 (g) rules for land trusts and Torres Strait Islander land claim 22 associations, including, for example, the adoption of rules and the 23 matters that must be included in the rules; and 24 (h) accounting requirements for land trusts, including, for example, 25 maintaining accounts, preparing financial statements, auditing 26 accounts and giving audit reports to the land claims registrar.'. 27 28

 


 

10 Natural Resources Legislation Amendment State of Queensland 1998

 


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