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NATIVE TITLE ACT 1993 - SECT 50

Bodies that may determine compensation

Division exhaustive

             (1)  A determination of the compensation may only be made in accordance with this Division.

Note:          Such compensation is generally for acts that are validated or valid. Native title holders would ordinarily be entitled to compensation or damages for invalid acts under the general law. The Federal Court may be able to award such compensation or damages in proceedings in relation to the invalidity of the act: see subsection 213(2).

Applications to Federal Court

             (2)  An application may be made to the Federal Court under Part 3 for a determination of the compensation.

Jurisdiction to hear appeals, to review etc. not affected

             (3)  Nothing in this Division affects:

                     (a)  any jurisdiction of a court, person or body to hear appeals against, to review or otherwise to affect, a determination of compensation made in accordance with this Division; or

                     (b)  the jurisdiction of the High Court.



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