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.
A report on the outcome of the review is to be tabled in each House of Parliament within 12 months after the end of the period of 5 years.
The next review is due to commence from December 2021.