Phase two - discussion paper of the Aboriginal Heritage Act review

Feedback was sought on a Discussion Paper in March 2019 which set out proposals for new legislation.

The Discussion Paper was developed in response to feedback received from Phase One consultation, and in consideration of relevant legislation in other states and territories. The paper proposed a new system to recognise, protect, manage and celebrate the places and objects that are important to Aboriginal culture.


Culturally appropriate community meetings and information sessions were held across Western Australia to encourage Aboriginal people to have direct input into the review process. The Department also engaged with non-Aboriginal stakeholders and peak bodies through a series of discussions and events. 

All feedback was used to prepare a Bill for the proposed new legislation.

Phase 2 meeting recordsPhase 2 facilitator reports


More than 70 submissions were received on the Consultation Paper in addition to feedback received from 15 information sessions and 35 workshops. If you are unable to access a submission, please contact us.


Late submissions

The following submissions were received after the 31 May 2019 deadline and will therefore not be given any weighting when responses are compiled. 

Page last reviewed 4 September 2020
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