Prior to the making of this ILUA, the 2018 Western Bundjalung Settlement ILUA had been negotiated as a part of the proposed Western Bundjalung Part A consent determination and was later referenced as a part of the Western Bundjalung People Part B consent determination.
Commencement and Termination
The ILUA operates from 21 October 2020. It operates as an ILUA, and in relation to the agreed future acts, upon registration on 21 October 2020.
The ILUA continues until either it is terminated by operation of sub-clause 2.3, which is not included in the extract. The ILUA may also come to an end by agreement from all parties in writing.
Native Title Provisions
Right to negotiate
The parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the NTA are unaffected by any anything in the Alternative Future Acts Regime (Schedule E of the ILUA).
Under s 24EB(3) of the NTA any activity
which may be inconsistent with native title rights and interests does
not extinguish those interests; instead, they are revived when the
activities are finished
Future act provisions
The parties agree that future acts (apart from Intermediate Period Acts) done in the Part A Area prior to 1 January 1994 and before 14 August 2017, that were done invalidly due to the existence of native title, are valid. The same is true for future acts done in the Part B Area done after 1 January 1994 and before this ILUA is signed by all the parties.
It is also agreed that any acts done in the Part A Area after 14 August 2017 and before the Western Bundjulung Settlement ILUA was registered are also valid.
It is also agreed that any acts done in the Part B Area on and after the date this ILUA was signed by all parties and before this ILUA was registered, are also valid.
A redacted version of Schedule E is attached below under documents.
Schedule E defines what each of the types of acts entails and what must be done by parties to permit the act.
The Ngullingah Jugun (Our Country) Aboriginal Corporation has an opportunity to comment on or discuss the act.
Native Title in the Agreement Area
The ILUA area is within the area of the native title determination Western Bundjalung People Part A and Western Bundjalung People Part B.