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Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 – 28 May 2014

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Every past act attributable to the State is valid, and is taken always to have been valid (for the purposes of the Commonwealth Native Title Act). The past acts that are validated may have the effect of extinguishing native title. Pursuant to section 13A of the Act, an extinguishment does not by itself confer a right to eject or remove any Aboriginal persons who may reside on or who exercise access over land or waters covered by a pastoral lease the grant, re-grant or extension of which is validated. If compensation is payable for extinguishment under this Act, the compensation is payable by the State.

  • Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13A, 14, 15, 22, 27
Reason for law

To provide for the recognition and protection of native title; and (b) to establish ways in which future dealings affecting native title may proceed and to set standards for the dealings; and (c) to establish a mechanism for determining claims to native title; and (d) to provide for, or permit, the validation of past acts, and intermediate period acts, invalidated because of the existence of native title. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Native title [Business and Industry Portal]

Native title information for landholders [Queensland Government]

Native title in Queensland [Australian Government]

Native title [Attorney-General’s Department]

Native title representative bodies and service providers [Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet]

Native Title Guide [Federal Court of Australia]


The term ‘Crown’ appearing in section 15A may be replaced with a modern alternative.



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