Legislation
Also known as 'statutes' or 'acts', these are laws enacted by Commonwealth, State, or Territory Parliament or other national equivalent.
NameDateDocuments
Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Act 2017 (Cth)22/06/2017
Land Administration Act (South West Native Title Settlement) Act 20166/06/2016
Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Act 2016 (WA)6/06/2016 
Ngāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 201015/12/2010
Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic)23/09/2010
Crown Land Management Act 2009 (SA)4/06/2009 
Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)1/07/2007
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 26/09/2006
Volatile Substance Abuse Prevention Act 2005 (NT)9/02/2006
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations, 2004 (South Africa)23/04/2004
National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 2003 (South Africa)11/02/2004
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (South Africa) 7/01/2004 
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2002 (Cth)10/11/2002
Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (South Africa)10/10/2002
Labrador Inuit Constitution15/04/2002
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)15/07/2001
Constitution of the Nisga'a Nation1/01/2000
Employment Equity Act 1998 (South Africa)19/10/1998
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 19964/02/1997
Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, 1996 (South Africa)22/03/1996
Restitution of Land Rights Act 19942/12/1994
Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 199427/04/1994
Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld)1/01/1994
Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)1/01/1994
Nunavut Act 19931/01/1993
Regional Development Commission Act 1993 (WA)1/01/1993
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act1/01/1993
Gwich'in Land Claim Settlement Act1/01/1992
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 (Cth)1/01/1989
Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 (NT)1/01/1989
Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Amendment Act1/01/1988
Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985 (Qld)1/01/1985
Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act 198414/06/1984
Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act1/01/1984
Constitution Act 198217/04/1982
Mining Act 1980 (NT)1/01/1980
James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act 197714/07/1977
Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)1/01/1975
Iron Ore (Mount Goldsworthy) Agreement Act 196423/12/1964
Iron Ore (Mount Newman) Agreement Act 1964 (WA) 14/12/1964
Iron Ore (Robe River) Agreement Act 1964 (WA)14/12/1964
Land Act 1962 (Qld)1/01/1962
Petroleum Act 1936 (WA)1/01/1936
Mining Act 1904 (WA)1/01/1904
Indian Acts1/01/1876
Ruperts Land Act 186822/06/1869
Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992 (NZ)
Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 (Tas)
Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997 (Cth)
Integrated Planning Act 1997 (Qld)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth)
Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1974 (Cth)
Kativik Act 1978 c.87
Tlicho Constitution
Ngati Ruanui Claims Settlement Act 2003 (NZ)
Pouakani Claims Settlement Act 2000 (NZ)
Maori Land Act 1993 (NZ)
Fishing (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1983 (NZ)
Conservation Act 1987 (NZ)
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Act 2002 (NZ)
Atomic Energy Act 1953 (Cth)
Mining Act 1898 (Qld)
Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic)
Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 (NZ)
Century Zinc Project Act 1997 (Qld)
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land, Sanctuary and Marine Park Act 1996 (NT)
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Act 1989 (NT)
Parks and Wildlife Commission Act 1980 (NT)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1979 (SA)
Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Act 1996
Maori Fisheries Act 1989 (NZ)
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act 1985 (Qld)
Housing Assistance Act 1996 (Cth)
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld)
Crown Lands Act 1989 (NSW)
AustralAsia Railway Corporation Act 1996 (NT)
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)
Archives Act 1983 (Cth)
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (Cth)
Land Act 1994 (Qld)
Land Act 1910 (Qld)
Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld)
Mining Act 1971 (SA)
Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 (Cth)
Aboriginal Land Act 1992 (NT)
Post and Telegraph Act 1901(Cth)
Land Act 1933 (WA)
Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld)
Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 (WA)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 (Cth)
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 (WA)
Opal Mining Act 1995 (SA)
Miner's Homestead Leases Act 1913 (Qld)
Forestry Act 1959 (Qld)
Crown Lands Act 1884 (Qld)
Mining Act 1968 (Qld)
Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth)
Telecommunications Act 1991 (Cth)
Australian Telecommunications Corporation Act 1989 (Cth)
Telecommunications Act 1975 (Cth)
Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966 (SA)
Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (WA)
Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 (SA)
Constitution Act 1867
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 1992, c 37
National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Aboriginal Ownership) Act 1996 (NSW)
Ngai Tahu (Tutaepatu Lagoon Vesting) Act 1998 (NZ)
Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997 (NZ)
Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 (NZ)
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act 1988 (NZ)
Petroleum Act 2000 (SA)
Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld)
Mining Act 1978 (WA)
Local Government Act 2009 (Qld)
Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth)
Pearling Act 1990 (WA)
Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (WA)
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (WA)
South Australian Associations and Incorporations Act 1985 (SA)
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (SA)
Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld)
Electricity Act 1994 (Qld)
Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic)
Fisheries Act 1995 (Vic)
Atomic Energy (Control of Materials) Act 1946 (Cth)
Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (Qld)
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 (Qld)
State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld)
Maori Trust Boards Act 1955
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Act 2005 (Cth)
Administrative Decisions Judicial Review Act 1977 (Cth)
Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Act 1987 (Qld)
National Parks and Wildlife (Flinders Ranges National Park) Regulations 2011 (SA)
Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947 (WA)
Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld)
Titles (Validation) and Native Title (Effect of Past Acts) Act 1995 (WA) ('WA Titles Act')
Land Title Act 1994 (Qld)
Energy Pipelines Act 1981 (NT)
Land Administration Act 1997 (WA)
Wilderness Protection Act 1992 (SA)
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA)
Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth) 
Water Act 2016
Crown Lands Act (NT)
Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 (WA)
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 and Explanatory Memorandum  
Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management Act 2002 (Qld)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (Cth)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 (Cth)
Native Title (New South Wales) Act 1994
Petroleum Act (NT)
Minerals (Acquisition) Act (NT)
Mineral Titles Act 2010 (NT)
Harbours and Navigations Act 1993 (SA) 
Fisheries (Freshwater) Management Plan 1999 (Qld)
Aboriginal Communities Act 1979
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
Lands Acquisition Act 1989 (Cth)
Public Corporations Act 1993 (SA)
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld)
Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT)
Lands Acquisition Act 1978 (NT)
Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969 (WA)
Goldfields Gas Pipeline Agreement Act 1994 (WA)
Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WA)
Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth) 
Pipelines Act 1967 (Vic)
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld)
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth)
Fossicking Act 1994 (Qld)
Aboriginal Lands Act 1970 (Vic)
Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (SA)
Maori Fisheries Act 2004 (NZ)
Specific Claims Resolution Act (2003, c.23)
Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (1988)
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982
Petroleum Act 1998 (Vic)
Land Act 1958 (Vic)
Water Act 2000 (Qld)
Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld)
Young Offenders Act 1994 (WA)
Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 (Qld)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)
Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 (Cth)
Ngati Mutunga Claims Settlement Act 2006 (NZ)
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land and Sanctuary Act 1981 (NT)
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld)
Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Aboriginal Community Living Areas) Act 1989 (NT)
Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 (Cth)
Eastern Gas Pipeline (Special Provisions) Act 1996 (NSW)
Local Government Act 1995 (WA)
Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 (Cth)
Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act Amendment Act 2005
Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT)
Aboriginal Lands Amendment Act 2004 (Tas)
Petroleum Act 1923 (Qld)
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA)
Associations Incorporations Act 1987 (WA)

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