Suspension or revocation of a Registered Aboriginal Party
The registration of a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) can be suspended or revoked if they fail to act in good faith to:
- consider or advise on applications for cultural heritage permits
- evaluate cultural heritage management plans
- perform a cultural heritage agreement
- undertake its functions and powers under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
- perform the conditions placed on them by the Council.
RAPs may also request Council to suspend or revoke their registration.
A RAP will receive 28 days' notice of Council's proposal to suspend or revoke its registration in the above instances and will have an opportunity to respond.
Revocation of RAP registration
The registration of a RAP can be revoked if they:
- are no longer a body corporate registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
- are placed under or liquidation
Additionally, an area within the RAPs boundaries can be revoked if a native title holder or Traditional Owner group is registered for that area.
The revocation of registration of a RAP does not impact on statutory decisions made by that RAP whilst it was registered.
Reviewed 12 August 2019