Update on Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Reform
23 November 2017
The NSW Government has rescheduled a series of workshops on draft proposals for the new Aboriginal Culture and Heritage laws to next year (early 2018).
The Office of Environment and Heritage had previously scheduled workshops in November and December. All workshops have now been delayed until early 2018.
Dates and times for the workshops in 2018 are not yet available, but will be posted on the website by mid-December 2017: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/aboriginal-cultural-heritage/legislation/draft-aboriginal-cultural-heritage-legislation-2017-consultation/public-information-sessions
NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See encouraged the Network and members of the Aboriginal community to engage in this important opportunity to improve Aboriginal Culture and Heritage laws in NSW.
NSWALC has long advocated for major reforms as the current laws:
"NSWALC is committed to working with the Network to ensure that any new proposed legislation is supported by Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal Land Rights Network and meets NSWALC's Principles for Reform" Cr Ah-See said.
Further information about the draft proposals is available here and further advice will be distributed over the coming weeks.
The Government reform proposals can be accessed on the OEH website a http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/achreform/
Information about the current laws are available in NSWALC's Site Protection Fact Sheet series available at: fact-sheets
If you would like to discuss the proposed reforms, please contact the NSWALC Strategy and Policy Unit on 02 9689 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .