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The tribunal registered its first indigenous land use

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Unformatted text preview: will mediate native title applications that are referred to it by the Federal Court for mediation and also act as an arbitral body to determine disputes over proposed mining, mineral exploration or compulsory acquisition of land by governments for transfer to third parties. The tribunal registered its first Indigenous Land Use Agreement on 21 June 1999. The agreement was reached between the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, representatives of the Walgalu and Wiradjuri people in the Tumut and Adelong areas of New South Wales, and Adelong Consolidated Mines NL, giving the mine owners the right to mine for at least 20 years without going through the right to negotiate. The registration test Claimants must first pass the registration test. The conditions are set out in ss 190B and 190C of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)—that is, prove a physical connection with the land (this can be established by a person whose parent was forcibly removed or denied access to the land being claimed). The...
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