Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

The Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, has announced a review of the Act, the legislation that guides the way the State Government protects Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia.

The review aims to deliver a contemporary piece of legislation that:

  • promotes the understanding and celebration of Aboriginal cultural heritage through the recognition of significant places and objects
  • provides transparent and easy to understand processes that offer certainty and predictability for stakeholders
  • provides high standards of protection for significant places and objects, while enabling land use.
Page last reviewed 21 February 2019
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