Source: Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
On 6 July 2017, Minister Scullion requested the advice of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, the Hon JR Mansfield AM QC under s 50(1)(d) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Land Rights Act) in relation to the status of detriment issues associated with 16 land claims recommended for grant but not yet finalised dating from 1981 to 2004.
By 6 July 2018 Commissioner Mansfield was to provide the Minister a written report and recommendations in accordance with the Terms of Reference for the Detriment Review. On 11 April 2018 the Minister extended the date by which Commissioner Mansfield is to provide the written report and recommendations until 31 December 2018.
The Commissioner’s reports for the relevant land claim inquiries can be accessed below.