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Gambay: a map of Australia’s first languages
First Languages Australia in partnership with local language centres across Australia have developed an interactive...
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Taungurung decision-making guide: AIATSIS
Dr Belinda Burbidge; Toni Bauman Taungurung Land and Waters Council and AIATSIS collaboratively produced a...
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Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016 (SA)
Summary The Act seeks to amend the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) to recognise direct...
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Sea Country Alliance Website
The Sea Country Alliance brings together Traditional Owner groups from every state and territory with...
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PBC National Snapshot
Website with overview of PBCs and ability to search for PBCs. It has been more...
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Caring for Our Country: IATSIS
The Benefits Associated with Caring for Country: Literature Review The beneficial relationships held between Indigenous...
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Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018
On 24 August 2018 the Australian Parliament passed the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 (UCH Act). The...
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Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016
The Act amends the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic) to improve reporting requirements in relation...
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Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) is a Victorian law that...
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Biological Resources Act 2006 (NT)
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QLD Biodiscovery Act 2004
In Queensland, biodiscovery is regulated under the Biodiscovery Act 2004, which sets up a framework for...
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Northern Territory Aboriginal sacred sites regulations 2004
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Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 (TAS)
Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 (TAS)...
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Heritage Places Act 1993 (SA)
An Act to make provision for the identification, recording and conservation of places and objects...
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(NSW) Heritage act 1977
This act provides for the identification and registration of items of State or Local Heritage significance....
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Queensland Heritage Act 1992
The Queensland Heritage Act 1992 is the primary legislation by which Queensland’s historic heritage places are identified...
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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989
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Aboriginal land grant (Jervis Bay territory) act 1986
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Environmental Protection Act 1986
Western Australia...
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Archives Act 1983 (Cth)
The Archives Act establishes the National Archives of Australia (National Archives) and provides for the preservation of...
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NSW Environmental and Planning Assessment Act 1979
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 is the primary land use planning statute in NSW....
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Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976 is Australian federal government legislation that provides the basis...
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Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 1974
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Museums (Aboriginal Remains) Act 1984
An Act to provide for the vesting of all Tasmanian Aboriginal remains presently held by...
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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is the government body responsible for protected areas of Tasmania on public land, such as national...
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Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. 1970
The 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and...
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INSIGHT 1972 is calling: repeal of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA): Allens
Cultural heritage legislative and ‘best practice’ gap returns Just five weeks after its commencement, the Aboriginal...
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FNHPA Cultural Mapping report
This discussion paper presents a desktop analysis on the topic of Indigenous Cultural Mapping with...
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Ask First: A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values
Ask First: A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values Australian Heritage Commission 2002...
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Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap: ASFI
The health, sustainability and stability of our economy is inextricably linked with the health, sustainability...
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The Interim Engaging with First Nations People and Communities on Assessments and Approvals under Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (interim guidance)
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water The document is also available on...
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Cultural Heritage Protection Reform: ANTAR PAPER
his background paper provides information on First Nations cultural heritage reform including recurring themes for...
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ANTAR Cultural heritage pages
Protecting our Past, Present & Future What is First Nations cultural heritage? What is the...
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Cultural heritage fact sheets VIC
Aboriginal places and objects Find out more about Victoria’s Aboriginal places and objects. The Aboriginal...
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Navigating our way through country: Melbourne University
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge of the features of the world and navigation methods...
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Map of Indigenous Australia: IATSIS
‘What was before Lord Vestey born and I born? It was blackfella country.’ Vincent Lingiari...
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Return of Cultural Heritage: IATSIS
For over 300 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage has been removed overseas...
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QLD: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Database and Register
The database and register are established and maintained in accordance with Part 5 of the Aboriginal...
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NSW Government Aboriginal cultural heritage info page
Aboriginal cultural heritage refers to places, object and stories which are significant for Aboriginal people...
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The Voice, Native Title & Sovereignty Resource List – NNTC
The National Native Title Council (NNTC) held a webinar on 2 March 2023, that brought together...
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Joint Statement: Dhawura Ngilan Business and Investor Initiative
Dhawura Ngilan (Remembering Country) is a vision that embodies the long-held aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres...
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Australian Heritage Strategy – 2015
Commonwealth of Australia  – 2015 Key points from the 2015 Strategy Australia has a rich...
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State of the Environment 2021 – Heritage
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First Nations Clean Energy Network toolkits
First Nations Clean Energy Network – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Best Practice Principles for Clean...
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First Australians Capital – Indigenous First Impact Framework
Increasing self-determined futures for Indigenous peoples is the ‘north star’ for this framework. Indigenous ‘Self-determination’...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts: Draft report overview
Australian Productivity Commission: July 2022...
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Tapuwae: A Vision for Places of Māori Heritage
Te Kōrero a te Kaunihera Māori o te Pouhere Taonga Heritage New Zealand Tapuwae means ‘sacred...
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Evatt Review 1996 – ATSIHP Review Report
Evatt Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection (ATSIHP) Act 1984 Review...
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ATSIHPA Discussion Paper 2009
Indigenous Heritage Law Reform – August 2009 Possible reforms to the legislative arrangements for protecting...
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DRAFT NSW Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018
DRAFT NSW Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018: public consultation draft...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Respectful Language Guide
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Respectful Language Guide – intended for non-Indigenous people. QLD Government....
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ALP National Platform Final Endorsed Platform
ALP National Policy Platform (2021) First Nations and heritage 50. Labor recognises the deep trauma...
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Labor’s Commitment To First Nations Peoples
First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance named on pages 18/19 Protecting First Nations Heritage Labor shares...
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FNHPA Governance Charter
­­First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance Governance Charter Revised 28/04/2023...
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The Australian Business Guide to Implementing UNDRIP: UNGCP
The Australian Business Guide to Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples....
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Commonwealth Indigenous Heritage webpage (DAWE)
Department of Agriculture, Water & Environment’s Indigenous heritage Page Includes their information regarding the partnership...
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Clean Energy Finance Corporation First Nations investment screening approach
First Nations investment screening approach: Sustainable investing and Australia’s First Nations peoples. Clean Energy Finance...
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ACSI research and policy: Company engagement with First Nations people
Company engagement with First Nations people  ACSI (Australian Council of Superannuation Investors)  In 2021, ACSI...
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RIAA Investor Toolkit
An Investor Focus on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Cultural Heritage Protection An initiative of the...
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Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003
The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) (Indigenous Cultural...
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Heritage Act 2011 (NT)
The Heritage Act 2011 (NT) (Heritage Act) sets up a system for assessing, declaring and...
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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (ACH Act) WA
The Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) continues to operate in Western Australia, but will be...
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Copyright Act 1968
The Copyright Act 1968 grants automatic rights to the creators and owners of literary, dramatic,...
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UNDRIP – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous (UNDRIP) is an important document that articulates...
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Juukan Gorge Inquiry
Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia: The destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan...
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Dhawura Ngilan Vision and Best Practice Standards
Dhawura Ngilan: A vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage in Australia and the...
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Independent Review of the EPBC Act (Samuel Review 2020)
Every 10 years there is an independent review into the operations of the EPBC Act....
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Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989
The Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 (NT) (NTASS Act) is the primary legislation...
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Heritage Act 2004 (ACT)
The Heritage Act 2004 (ACT) (Act) is the primary legislation in the ACT that protects...
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Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 (Tas)
Indigenous Heritage in Tasmania is protected primarily by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975 (Tas) (Aboriginal...
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The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)
The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) and the Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld)...
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Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA)
Indigenous heritage in South Australia is protected by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act)....
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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW) (NPW Act)
The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW) (NPW Act) is the main law in...
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Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (VIC)
Indigenous heritage is protected by a single Act within Victoria, the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006...
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Native Title Act 1993 (NTA)
The NTA provides a framework for recognising and protecting the traditional rights and interests of...
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UNESCO – Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
UNESCO – Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (ATSIHP)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 is the key piece of...
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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
The EPBC Act enables the Australian Government to join with the states and territories in...
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Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
The Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 ensures objects that have cultural significance remain...
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