Monday, 14 September 2009
Native Title Amendment Bill 2009
Yes, the government will be using its existing consultation processes. No, the government is not ruling out any other consultation process. Obviously, that is a matter for the Attorney-General, but the reference I made in the summing up to the assessment of the impact of the changes also included looking at how the act operates in practice. That is a reasonable thing for the Attorney to want to do—to consider how these amendments operate in practice and to consider what effect they have had in practice before considering further changes.