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Review of assistance decisions

Persons may apply for review

             (1)  An Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander affected by a decision of a representative body not to assist him or her in the performance of its facilitation and assistance functions under section 203BB may apply to the Secretary of the Department for review of the decision.

Note:          The Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander is able to obtain a statement of reasons etc. for the decision from the representative body under section 13 of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.

Appointment of person to conduct the review

             (2)  As soon as practicable after receiving the application, the Secretary must:

                     (a)  review the representative body's decision; or

                     (b)  appoint to conduct the review a person who, in the Secretary's opinion, has skills or knowledge in relation to matters of substantial relevance to the conduct of the review.

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