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REPUBLIC OF NAURU
Nauru Lands Committee (Amendment) Act 2012
Act No. 9 of 2012
Table of Provisions
1 Short title
3 Amendment of Nauru Lands Committee Act
SCHEDULE - AMENDMENT OF THE NAURU LANDS COMMITTEE ACT 1956
An Act to amend the Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956
Certified on 10 October 2012
Enacted by the Parliament of Nauru as follows:
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Nauru Lands Committee (Amendment) Act 2012.
This Act commences on the day it receives the certificate of the Speaker under Article 47.
3 Amendment of Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956
The Schedule amends the Nauru Lands Committee Act 1956.
SCHEDULE – AMENDMENT OF NAURU LANDS COMMITTEE ACT 1956
 New part heading – PART 1
Before section 1
PART 1 – PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 Amendment of section 2
insert (in alphabetical order)
'Curator' means the Curator of Intestate Estates mentioned in section 6 of the Succession, Probate and Administration Act 1976;
'personal estate' means the personal property to which a deceased person was entitled at the time of the person's death, and any share or interest in such property, that is:
(a) subject to the law of Nauru; and
(b) not real estate;
 New part heading – PART 2
After section 2
PART 2 – NAURU LANDS COMMITTEE
 Amendment of section 4
the last preceding section
 Amendment of section 6
5.1 After section 6(1)
(1A) The Committee has power to determine the distribution of the personal estate of deceased Nauruans.
5.2 Section 6(2)
the next succeeding section
 New section 6A
After section 6
6A Publication of decision
A decision of the Committee must be published in the Gazette within 21 days after the decision is made.
 Amendment of section 7
(1) A person who is dissatisfied with a decision of the Committee may appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision:
(a) within 21 days after the decision is published; or
(b) with leave of the Court.
 New part heading – PART 3
After section 7
PART 3 – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
 New sections 9 and 10
After section 8
9 Validation of decisions of Curator
A decision of the Curator made before the commencement of the Nauru Lands Committee (Amendment) Act 2012 that purports to determine the distribution of the personal estate of a deceased Nauruan is taken to have been made by the Committee.
10 Application of section 7(1)(b)
Section 7(1)(b) applies to any decision made or taken to have been made by the Committee, whether before or after the commencement of the Nauru Lands Committee (Amendment) Act 2012.