In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
"Account " means the Lands Acquisition Account continued in existence by section 89A.
"acquiring authority " means:
(a) the Commonwealth; or
(b) a Commonwealth authority.
"Australia " includes the external Territories.
"authorised person " has the meaning given by section 7.
"authority " does not include:
(a) a body politic;
(b) an incorporated association or society;
(c) an incorporated company; or
(d) a body of trustees.
"Commonwealth authority " means an authority:
(a) that is incorporated by or under a law of the Commonwealth or by or under a law of a Territory, other than:
(i) an enactment as defined by section 3 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 ;
(ii) a law of the Northern Territory; and
(b) that is not declared by the regulations to be an exempt authority.
"compensation claim form " means a form approved by the Minister for the purposes of subsection 67(2).
"Court or Federal Court" means the Federal Court of Australia.
"Crown land " means land the property of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.
"dispose " includes grant or create.
"interest " , in relation to land (including overseas land), means:
(a) any legal or equitable estate or interest in the land;
(b) a restriction on the use of the land, whether or not annexed to other land; or
(c) any other right (including a right under an option and a right of redemption), charge, power or privilege over or in connection with the land or an interest in the land;
and includes the interest of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory in Crown land.
"land " means land in Australia.
"mortgage " means a security over an interest in land (including overseas land) securing the payment or repayment of money.
"mortgagee " , in relation to a mortgage, means the person who is or was entitled to receive payment or repayment of the money secured by the mortgage.
"mortgage interest " means the interest in land of a mortgagee under a mortgage.
"mortgagor " , in relation to a mortgage, means the person who is or was the owner of the interest in land subject to the mortgage.
"overseas land " means land outside Australia.
"planning instrument " means an instrument made under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory that relates to town planning or use of land.
"pre-acquisition declaration " means a declaration under subsection 22(1).
"public park " means land that, under a law of a State or Territory, is dedicated or reserved, or is vested in trustees, as a public park or national park or otherwise for the purposes of public recreation.
"public purpose " means a purpose in respect of which the Parliament has power to make laws and includes, in relation to land in a Territory, any purpose in relation to the Territory.
"Tribunal " means the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
"unreviewable pre-acquisition declaration " means a pre-acquisition declaration that includes a statement under subsection 22(6).