Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has announced a review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, the legislation responsible for preserving and protecting Aboriginal Heritage in Western Australia.
The release of the Consultation Paper marks the commencement of a three-phase public consultation process that will ultimately lead to the introduction of a new Aboriginal heritage legislation into the Western Australian Parliament.
“The current legislation does not meet the contemporary needs of Aboriginal people, government or industry, and does little to protect our unique heritage.
“Change is required to ensure that our Aboriginal heritage can continue to be preserved for current and future generations,” Minister Wyatt said.
Community meetings and stakeholder workshops will be held across regional WA and in Perth throughout May 2018.