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Annual report



Annual report


Northern Territory. Legislative Assembly. Sessional Committee on Constitutional Development


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Period: 1 July 1991 to 30 June 1992; 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1995




Northern Territory. Legislative Assembly. Sessional Committee on Constitutional Development -- Periodicals.; Constitutional law -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals.

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Northern Territory Government

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1 volume ; 25 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory



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By the end of the year, the Committee was completing Discussion Paper No. 4, entitled ''Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Law". Public Sub111issions As at 30 June 1992, the Committee has received 89 written submissions. fron1 private citizens and organisations, including local governments, industrial relations organisations, business groups, religious and govemn1ent departments and authorities. The list of submissions received is shown in Appendix 5 Public Alvareness on Constitutional Issues Part 2 of the Con1mittee's Terms of Reference provide for promoting the awareness of constitutional issues to the Northern Territory and Australian populations. Since 1988, progran1s promoting public awareness on constitutional issues were held primarily in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. Fron1 these prograins a number of issues were raised which prompted the Committee to consider the preparation of discussion and information papers. During the last financial year work continued on an information awareness program aimed at Northern Territory urban centres. However, due to the financial restraints placed on the Comnlittee during the year coupled with the work beginning on the Constitutional Change Conference in October 1992, the Committee deferred the program until a later date. Constitutional Change in the 1990s Conference Work began on the preparation of the conference in November 1991 . The con11niltec established a "Working Committee" comprising membership of the Comn1illee Secretary, representatives from the Departments of the Chief Minister and Law, Australia National University's North Australian Research Unit and the Constitutional Centenary Foundation. based in Melbourne. By the end of the year, some 2500 conference brochures have been distributed to a targeted national and international audience. 9

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