Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget
Tabled paper 1785
Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Delia Lawrie
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191 Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority Output Group/Output 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 Protection of Sacred Sites 5 109 4 892 Protection of Sacred Sites 5 109 4 892 Total Expenses 5 109 4 892 Appropriation Output 3 116 3 115 Capital 38 38 Commonwealth 2012-13 Staffing: 34 Agency Profile The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authoritys purpose and objectives, contained in the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act, are to protect sacred sites and the traditional interests in sacred sites of Indigenous custodians. The Authority documents and holds a secure record of the traditional information on which legal recognition of these interests depends, and provides authoritative advice so that these interests are incorporated in decisions about land use. Strategic Issues for 2012-13 Society Protecting Aboriginal sacred sites in the Territory in accordance with Aboriginal tradition and in the context of development. Identifying and protecting sites at risk due to increased development activity. Compiling high quality anthropological and other research to support certainty in the identification and protection of Aboriginal sacred sites and development. Highlighting the legislative responsibilities of the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act and increased awareness of sacred sites protection. Budget Highlights for 2012-13 Society $62000 to support the protection of sacred sites. Commencement of phase two of the coordinated approach to issuing Authority Certificates for remote Aboriginal communities.
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