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Reshaping Queensland’s cultural heritage laws

We want to hear your views on proposed changes to the laws for recognising, protecting and conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.

This consultation is a key step in finalising the review of the Cultural Heritage Acts:

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003

  • Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003

We have listened to feedback and ideas from previous consultation in earlier stages of the review. The changes now being proposed build on this feedback and reflect the latest approaches to cultural heritage protection and management in other Australian states and territories as well as important developments in Queensland, such as the Statement of Commitment to reframe the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Queensland Government.

 

 

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Have your say

You can play a part in reshaping Queensland's cultural heritage laws. 

We invite you to provide your feedback by responding to the survey or by submitting a more detailed response using our submission form.

 

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Summary of proposed changes

Our Options Paper sets out proposals for change across the three key areas: providing opportunities to improve cultural heritage protection; reframing the definitions of ‘Aboriginal party’ and ‘Torres Strait Islander party’; and promoting leadership by First Nations peoples in cultural heritage management and decision making.

Glossary of Terms

A short glossary of terms found throughout the survey.

 

 

 

 

Cultural Acknowledgement

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations towards creating a better Queensland.

We walk together on our shared journey of reconciliation where all Queenslanders will be equal and the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across Queensland are fully recognised, respected and valued by all.