The Aboriginal community has urged the government since 2011 to make small, easy but crucial amendments to the Aboriginal Relics Act 1975 which would remove the most racist and outdated aspects of the Act. This would then allow time for new legislation acceptable to the Aboriginal community to be developed. Those amendments were:
• Remove the cut off date of 1876 from the definition of ‘Aboriginal relic’;
• Establish an Aboriginal body representative of the Aboriginal community to replace the Advisory Committee referred to in ...