By William Oxby, Partner, Amy Carseldine, Senior Associate, and Louise Kruger, Senior Associate, Brisbane.
On 21 February 2019, the Commonwealth government introduced the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Cth) (Bill) to amend (amongst other legislation) the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).
The proposed amendments to the NTA are the most substantive since the ‘Wik’ amendments in 1998. To assist proponents in understanding the potential impact of the Bill, we have prepared a table that sets out proposed key amendments with the likely implications for existing and future development. This table can be found at https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/native-title-act-reforms