Consultation of the Aboriginal Heritage Act review - phase one

A Consultation Paper released in early 2018 sought public views on the effectiveness of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.

Consultation paper

The Consultation Paper, released in March 2018, asked for stakeholder views on the effectiveness of the Act, any gaps in the legislation, and ideas on what modernised legislation should set out to do and how it should operate in the interests of all stakeholders. 

The Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 Consultation Paper, released in March 2018, asked for stakeholder views on the effectiveness of the Act, any gaps in the legislation, and ideas on what modernised legislation should set out to do and how it should operate in the interests of all stakeholders. 

Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 - Consultation Paper

Workshops

The Department held a series of culturally appropriate workshops designed for Aboriginal people. My Heritage, My Voice and Working with Our Aboriginal Heritage workshops were held at locations across the State to enable Aboriginal people to have direct input into the review process.

All workshops were independently facilitated, recorded and transcribed.

Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - facilitator report - Albany
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Albany
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Broome
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - facilitator report - Bunbury
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Bunbury
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Esperance
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Kalgoorlie
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Karratha
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - facilitator report - Kununurra
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - facilitator report - Narrogin
Working with our Aboriginal Heritage - meeting record - Port Hedland
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Albany
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Albany
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Ardyaloon
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Balgo
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Balgo
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Bidyadanga
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Broome
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Bunbury
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Bunbury
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Busselton
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Busselton
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Cannington
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Carnarvon
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Derby
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Esperance
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Fitzroy Crossing
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Geraldton
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Halls Creek
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Jigalong
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Jigalong
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Kalgoorlie
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Karratha
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Kununurra
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Kununurra
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Leonora
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Looma
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Meekatharra
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Moora
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Moora
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Newman
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Northam
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Northam
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Perth
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Port Hedland
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Roebourne
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Tom Price
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Warburton
My Heritage My Voice workshop - facilitator report - Warmun
My Heritage My Voice workshop - meeting record - Warmun

Submissions

Feedback and submissions from this phase of the review were used to develop proposals that were released in a Discussion Paper as part of phase two consultation.

More than 130 written submissions were received on the Consultation Paper. If you are unable to access a submission, please contact us.

Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 - Key themes and summary of issues
Submission-011-Planning,-Lands-and-Heritage-Department-of-Optimising-Crown-Land-Admin
Submission-026-Jobs,-Tourism,-Science-and-Innovation,-Department-of
Submission-039-Lynch,-A-Council-of-Tribal-Elders
Submission-047-Mines,-Industry-Regulation-and-Safety,-Department-of
Submission-054-Amalgamated-Prospectors-and-Leaseholders-Association-of-Western-Australia
Submission-059-Kimberley-Pilbara-Cattleman-s-Association
Submission-067-Anglican-Social-Responsibilities-Commission
Submission-069-Australian-Association-of-Consulting-Archaeologists
Submission-070-Banjima-Native-Title-Aboriginal-Corporation
Submission-071-Biodiversity,-Conservation-and-Attractions,-Department-of
Submission-074-Environmental-Institute-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand
Submission-084-Aboriginal-Cultural-Material-Committee
Submission-093-Breakaway-Heritage-Projects-Pty-Ltd
Submission-098-Communication-and-the-Arts,-Department-of
Submission-101-Eastern-Goldfields-Prospectors-Association
Submission-103-Fire-and-Emergency-Services,-Department-of
Submission-108-Kuruma-Marthudunera-Aboriginal-Corporation
Submission-109-Kwaymullina,-A-and-B,-and-Butterfly,-L
Submission-110-Local-Government,-Sport-and-Cultural-Industries,-Department-of
Submission-111-Margaret-River-Busselton-Tourism-Association
Submission-131-Association-of-Mining-and-Exploration-Companies
Submission-132-Western-Australian-Local-Government-Association
Submission-133-Western-Australian-Planning-Commission
Submission-136-Commissioner-for-Children-and-Young-People
Submission-138-Minister-for-Transport;-Planning;-Lands
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