Proposed Aboriginal Heritage Protection Legislation
The Aboriginal Heritage Protection Bill 2013
The Aboriginal Heritage Protection (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013
were tabled in Parliament 17 October 2013
The Aboriginal Heritage Protection Bill 2013 and the Aboriginal Heritage Protection (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 have been tabled in Parliament. You can view the progress of these Bills on the Parliament of Tasmania website.
The proposed legislation aims at establishing a fair, balanced and modern framework for the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage in Tasmania, and addresses the significant deficiencies of the present Aboriginal Relics Act 1975.
The proposed legislation aims to achieve the best outcomes for the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage while also providing clearer procedures and certainty for landowners and developers than exist under the current system.
The development of the Bills has been overseen by the Aboriginal Affairs Committee of Cabinet and a high-level steering committee with advice from a Government Reference Group and follows extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community.
A series of fact sheets covering key aspects of the proposed legislation is available.
See also the Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania website for general information about Aboriginal heritage, and how it is currently protected and managed.
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