Definitions for "Aboriginal Land Trust"
Land Trusts in the Northern Territory are statutory bodies under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) (ALRA). Land Trusts hold the title to land handed back to the traditional Aboriginal owners under one of the mechanisms outlined in the ALRA. A Land Trust exercises certain functions in relation to the land held by it as set out in the ALRA, but can only exercise those functions in accordance with a direction given to it by the Land Council for the area in which that land is situated.