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Objections against registration

Making objections

             (1)  Any person claiming to hold native title in relation to any of the land or waters in the area covered by the agreement may make an application to the Registrar objecting against registration of the agreement on the ground that it would not be fair and reasonable to register the agreement.

Note:          Section 77A sets out the material and fees that must accompany the application, and includes a requirement to state reasons why it would not be fair and reasonable to register the agreement.

Assistance in withdrawing objection

             (2)  If an objection is made within the notice period, the parties may request assistance from the NNTT or a recognised State/Territory body in negotiating with the person making the objection with a view to having the objection withdrawn.

Information obtained in providing assistance not to be used or disclosed in other contexts

             (3)  The NNTT must not use or disclose information to which it has had access only because it provided assistance under subsection (2) for any purpose other than providing that assistance without the prior consent of the person who provided the NNTT with the information.

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