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Alternative verification procedure--Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islanders

             (1)  The name of an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander who is a signatory to an account may also be verified by means of a written statement provided by any of the following (a referee ):

                     (a)  a director or secretary of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation that is registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 ;

                     (b)  a member of a Land Council established by or under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 for an area in which the signatory lives;

                     (c)  a community leader of the community to which the signatory belongs;

                     (d)  a person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 .

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the written statement provided by a referee must:

                     (a)  include all of the following details:

                              (i)  the referee's knowledge of the signatory's name and any other names by which the signatory is, or has been, known;

                             (ii)  the referee's knowledge of the signatory's residential address and any other addresses at which the signatory has resided;

                            (iii)  the referee's knowledge of the signatory's birth date (actual or approximate);

                            (iv)  how long the referee has known the signatory;

                             (v)  any other details known to the referee that establish the signatory's identity; and

                     (b)  be signed and dated by the referee.

             (3)  Each verification of the name of a signatory by a referee under the alternative verification procedure specified in subsection (1) is worth 50 points.

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