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 ALRA is currently under review in accordance with section 252A of the ALRA. Aboriginal Affairs NSW is working with key
stakeholders, which has included direct invitation for them to provide submissions outlining their views on the operation of the ALRA and
its future betterment.
A report on the outcome of the review will be tabled in each house of the NSW Parliament in late 2021, and subsequently published on the NSW