Under section 203BI of the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) Central Desert has an internal review function. If you are affected by a decision or action taken by Central Desert in relation to its functions under the NTA and you are not satisfied with that decision or action you can request an internal review of the matter.
To initiate an internal review you must, within 28 days of being notified of the decision or action, write to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) requesting a statement of reasons for the decision or action. The CEO will provide the statement of reasons and if you are not satisfied by those reasons you may seek an internal review. If you seek an internal review the CEO will appoint an internal reviewer to investigate the matter and report back. The CEO will provide you with the outcomes of that investigation within three month of your review request. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the review you have a right under s203FB of the NTA to seek a external review through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.