Australian heritage law

Australian heritage law

Australian heritage laws exist at the national (Commonwealth) level, and at each of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia state levels.

It is these laws, and their associated regulations, registers, agreements, case law, and practices that seek to protect, preserve, present, and transmit the Australian nation's natural, cultural, and historical heritage into the future.

State level heritage law: New South Wales

Aboriginal cultural heritage

The primary legislation relied upon within New South Wales to conserve the State's cultural heritage, and promote public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of places, objects, and features of significance to the State's Aboriginal peoples, is the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)

State level heritage law: Queensland

Aboriginal cultural heritage

As at 16 April 2003, within Queensland, legislation has been passed by Parliament to provide statutory protection to all Aboriginal heritage across the whole of the State, irrespective of tenure, and irrespective of whether or not this heritage has been previously identified as such within a database created and held by the State's 'Cultural Heritage Coordination Unit', within its Department of Natural Resources and Water.Department of Natural Resources and Mines (2005) "Cultural Heritage - Your Duty of Care". Cultural Heritage Information Series. Brisbane.]

ee also

* Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA)
* Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
* National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)

External links

* [ Australian Government's 'Heritage Directory' listing of Australian heritage laws] Accessed 3 March 2008
* [ Indigenous Law Resource Background Material for Review of Aboriginal heritage laws nationally, and for each State (1996)] Accessed 3 March 2008


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