On 21 February 2019 the Commonwealth government introduced the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Cth) (Bill) to amend (amongst other legislation) the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).

The proposed amendments to the NTA are the most substantive since the ‘Wik’ amendments in 1998. To assist project proponents in understanding the potential impact of the Bill, the table below sets out proposed key amendments with the likely implications for existing and future development.