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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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189 Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority Output Group/Output 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget $000 $000 Protection of Sacred Sites 5 811 5 109 Protection of Sacred Sites 5 811 5 109 Total Expenses 5 811 5 109 Appropriation Output 3 116 3 116 Capital 38 38 Commonwealth 2011-12 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 201112 Society Protecting Aboriginal sacred sites in accordance with Aboriginal tradition and in the context of development. Identifying and protecting sites at risk due to increased development activity. Producing 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 increasing awareness of sacred sites protection. Budget Highlights for 201112 Society An additional $63000 to support the primary function of protecting sacred sites.

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