More than 430 responses were received through written submissions and online surveys. Thank you to all those who provided feedback and contributed to the review.
The responses, together with recent national, state and territory developments, will guide and inform the next steps to make sure Queensland’s cultural heritage laws provide strong, effective protection for our state’s rich cultural heritage and work well for the benefit of all Queenslanders.
To keep up to date with Queensland's cultural heritage laws, visit our Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts website.
Our Options Paper sets out proposals for change across the three key areas: providing opportunities to improve cultural heritage protection; reframing the definitions of ‘Aboriginal party’ and ‘Torres Strait Islander party’; and promoting leadership by First Nations peoples in cultural heritage management and decision making.
A short glossary of terms found throughout the survey.