Recently the State Government released the draft Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill 2014, drafted to allow for amendments to the way the State’s Aboriginal heritage is managed.
They say these amendments offer a balanced suite of reforms that will satisfy the needs of those that work with the Act and provide greater protection, certainty, fairness and consistency.
They state that the key improvements proposed include:
- a much stronger compliance regime with increased penalties;
- a stronger voice for Aboriginal people;
- streamlined permitting processes; and
- increasing transparency and accountability.
But see what you think!