The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) requires the Minister to review the terms of the Act every five years from December
2006. Section 252A of the ALRA states:
The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (the Minister) is to review the ALRA to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid
and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.
The review is to be undertaken as soon as possible after the period of 5 years from the date of assent to the Aboriginal Land Rights
Amendment Act 2006 and as soon as possible after the end of every period of 5 years thereafter.
The most recent review of the ALRA was due and completed in 2021. The 2021 review found the policy objectives of the ALRA remain valid and
the terms of the ALRA remain functional and appropriate for securing its policy objectives.
A report on the outcome of the review was tabled in each house of the NSW Parliament on 26 November 2021, and subsequently published on the
NSW parliamentary website.
The report can be accessed here.