Aboriginal Lands Regulations 2018
I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council and on being satisfied that the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania has been consulted, make the following regulations under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 .21 May 2018
By Her Excellency's Command,
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
These regulations may be cited as the Aboriginal Lands Regulations 2018 .
These regulations take effect on 4 June 2018.
In these regulations Act means the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 ;Commissioner means the Executive Commissioner of the Tasmanian Planning Commission established under the Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997.
For section 28(2) of the Act, the guidelines in Schedule 1 are prescribed.
(1) An appeal under section 29 of the Act is to be heard at a place determined by the Commissioner.
(1) An appeal is to be heard in public.(2) The Commissioner may receive evidence in private if (a) a person who appears to give evidence at a hearing objects to doing so in public and the Commissioner considers that (b) the Commissioner considers that (c) an Aboriginal person who appears to give evidence at a hearing objects to doing so in public and the Commissioner considers that the evidence may relate to Aboriginal historical or cultural matters.(3) At the hearing, the Commissioner
1. In determining whether to grant a further lease or licence under section 28 of the Act in relation to any Aboriginal land, the Council is to consider the following:(a) whether the proposed lease or licence (i) may affect any Aboriginal historical, cultural or social interest in the land; or(ii) may impede the Council in sustainably managing the land; or(iii) is contrary to, or may adversely affect, any management plan or draft management plan in respect of the land; or(iv) may tend to deprive any Aboriginal group or Aboriginal person of a connection with the land;(b) whether there has been any adverse effect upon the land as a result of the grant of the existing lease or licence;(c) whether the local Aboriginal group or, if no such group has been nominated, the local Aboriginal community, agrees to the grant of the proposed lease or licence.
2. In determining the terms and conditions of a further lease or licence to be granted under section 28 of the Act in relation to any Aboriginal land, the Council is to consider the following:(a) whether the proposed lease or licence may (b) whether it is necessary or desirable to protect or encourage the association or connection of any local Aboriginal group, local Aboriginal community or local Aboriginal person with the land.
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Notified in the Gazette on 30 May 2018