Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Review of the Cultural Heritage Acts

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) is undertaking a review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (the Cultural Heritage Acts).

The review will examine whether the legislation:

  • is still operating as intended
  • is achieving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other stakeholders in Queensland
  • is in line with the Queensland Government’s broader objective to reframe the relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • should be updated to reflect the current native title landscape.

The review will also examine whether the legislation is consistent with contemporary drafting standards.

DATSIP has released a consultation paper to facilitate discussion of key themes for the purposes of the review. The paper provides a brief legislative history, an overview of the key components of the Cultural Heritage Acts, discussion points and questions, and a summary of legislation in other jurisdictions.

DATSIP will hold consultation sessions for stakeholders in June and July 2019.

We invite you to register and attend a session at one of the locations listed below by emailing CHA_Review@datsip.qld.gov.au.

Rockhampton

Dreamtime Cultural Centre
703–751 Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Mackay

Yamadi HACC Meeting Rooms, Level 1
46 Macalister Street, Mackay

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Roma

Roma Auditorium, Ernest Brock Room
Corner Cungil and Quintin Streets, Roma

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Bundaberg

Bundaberg Multiplex
1 Civic Avenue, Bundaberg West

Thursday 20 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Cairns

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
112 Lake Street, Cairns City

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Thursday Island

TRAWQ Hall
21 Olandi Street, Thursday Island

Thursday 27 June 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Mount Isa

Red Earth Hotel
Corner Rodeo Drive & West Street, Mount Isa

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Townsville

State Government Building
187–209 Stanley Street, Townsville City

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

Brisbane

Victoria Park Function Venue, Quartz Room
261 Herston Road, Herston

Monday 22 July 2019

Traditional Owners and community members

9:30am–12:30pm

Industry and Government 2:00pm–5:00pm

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Consultation Paper – Review of the Cultural Heritage Acts

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Have your say

You are invited to make a Submission on the matters raised in the consultation paper or on other issues that are relevant to you.

Please send your submissions and comments by 5:00pm on 26 July 2019 to:

Email: CHA_Review@datsip.qld.gov.au; or

Post: CHA Review - Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, PO Box 15397, City East QLD 4002

Or if you’d prefer to have a yarn with us

Call: 07 3003 6384

Please note that all submissions will be publicly available and published on DATSIP's website.