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Ministerial Statement Application of Territory laws on inalienable freehold title Hon. Daryl Manzie Attorney-General 24 November 1993

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Ministerial Statement Application of Territory laws on inalienable freehold title Hon. Daryl Manzie Attorney-General 24 November 1993

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Tabled Papers 1860

Collection

Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1993-11-25

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Tabled by Daryl Manzie

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

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English

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Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/306478

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/347167

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11 THE OPEN/ IS RECOGNISED AS PART OF ABORIGINAL TRADITION/ AND ONE SUPPORTED BY MOST AUSTRALIANS. HOWEVER, THE LIGHTING OF FIRES PRESENTS PARTICULAR PROBLEMS FOR NEIGHBOURING LAND OWNERS WHERE THERE MAY BE A THREAT TO THE ACTWITIES OF THESE NEIGHBOURS. SERIOUS DOUBT IN THE EYES OF THE COURT MAY WELL EXIST OVER WHETHER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BUSHFIRES ACT CAN BE ENFORCED ON THE LAND OWNERS. EQUALLY SO, THE USE OF FIREARMS FOR HUNTING HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNISED AS AN APPROPRIATE FORM OF TRADITIONAL USE. THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY THE USE OF FIREARMS IN SmJATIONS WHERE THE FIREARMS ACT 1992 MAY HAVE NO APPLICATION ARE OBVIOUS, AND VERY ALARMING FOR THE GENERAL COMMUNITY. FOR EXAMPLE, IN SUBSECTION 66(1) OF THE FIREARMS ACT, THE NT GOVERNMENT HAS MADE IT AN OFFENCE TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM IN A MANNER THAT IS LIKELY TO ENDANGER, ANNOY OR FRIGHTEN, THE PUBLIC OR A PERSON. HOWEVER, ANYONE CHARGED WITH SUCH AN OFFENCE CAN DEFEND SUCH A CHARGE BY CLAMNG THAT THEY HAD A LAWFUL EXCUSE FOR DISCHARGING THE FIREARM. MR SPEAKER, IN THIS SITUATION, "LAWFUL EXCUSE" MAY WELL ENCOMPASS TRADITIONAL USE AS SET OUT IN THE AUTHORITY UNDER SECTION 71 OF THE LAND RIGHTS ACT. LIKEWISE, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE DOUBT SURROUNDING THE APPLICABIUTY OF THE STOCK DISEASES ACT ON