A review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 began in early 2018.
Phase 1 consultation - Completed
Phase one consultation targeted key aspects of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 to help identify issues and gaps in the legislation, and promote ideas on what modernised legislation should look like and how it should operate in the interests of all stakeholders.
Feedback from the consultation was analysed and used to generate a Discussion Paper as part of Phase Two of the public consultation process.
Phase 2 consultation - Completed
Phase two consultation sought comment on a Discussion Paper that outlined a series of proposals on what new Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation should do.
Feedback from this consultation has informed the drafting of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020.
Phase 3 consultation - Under way
The Government intends to introduce the Bill into State Parliament before the end of 2020.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images of people who are deceased.