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NATIVE TITLE ACT 1993 - SECT 23JA

Attribution of certain acts

                   If:

                     (a)  a previous exclusive possession act or a previous non-exclusive possession act took place before the establishment of a particular State, the Jervis Bay Territory, the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory; and

                     (b)  the act affected land or waters that, when this section commences, form part of the State or Territory;

then, for the purposes of this Division, the act is taken to be attributable to:

                     (c)  the State; or

                     (d)  if the Territory is the Jervis Bay Territory--the Commonwealth; or

                     (e)  if the Territory is the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory--that Territory.

Note:          The meaning given to the expression attributable by section 239 will apply for the purposes of this Division to all other previous exclusive and non-exclusive possession acts.



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