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CATSI Amendment Bill exposure draft consultation Summary Report

Indigenous AffairsEconomic DevelopmentReview of the CATSI Act
Friday, 27 August 2021
Publication author(s):
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Publication abstract:

The exposure draft of the CATSI Amendment Bill (the Bill) was published on the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) website on 8 July 2021 and was open for feedback through to 9 August 2021 to provide feedback on the draft legislation. Amendments in the Bill were informed by recommendations in the CATSI Act Review Final Report that was published on the NIAA website on 14 February 2021. The review made 72 recommendations and the Bill gives effect to 50 of those recommendations.

There was strong engagement on the exposure draft of the CATSI Amendment Bill through 27 written submissions. Fifteen virtual consultations sessions were also offered and 5 targeted virtual consultation sessions were also held.

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