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ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2003


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

           Contents

           Part 1--Preliminary

           Division 1--Introduction

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Act binds all persons

           Division 2--Purpose of Act

   4.      Main purpose of Act
   5.      Principles underlying Act's main purpose
   6.      How main purpose of Act is to be achieved

           Division 3--Interpretation

   7.      Definitions
   8.      Meaning of Aboriginal cultural heritage
   9.      Meaning of significant Aboriginal area
   10.     Meaning of significant Aboriginal object
   11.     Extension of evidence of occupation to surroundings
   12.     Identifying significant Aboriginal areas
   13.     Interpretation to support existing rights and interests

           Part 2--Ownership, custodianship and possession of Aboriginal cultural heritage

           Division 1--Preliminary

   14.     Object and intent

           Division 2--Aboriginal human remains

   15.     Ownership of Aboriginal human remains
   16.     Aboriginal human remains in custody of State
   17.     Possession of Aboriginal human remains
   18.     Knowledge of Aboriginal human remains

           Division 3--Secret and sacred objects

   19.     Ownership and custody of secret or sacred object

           Division 4--Other Aboriginal cultural heritage

   20.     Ownership of Aboriginal cultural heritage
   21.     Continued use of surface

           Division 5--Role of Queensland Museum

   22.     Care of Aboriginal cultural heritage

           Part 3--Protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage

           Division 1--Key cultural heritage protection provisions

   23.     Cultural heritage duty of care
   24.     Unlawful harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage
   25.     Prohibited excavation, relocation and taking away
   26.     Unlawful possession of Aboriginal cultural heritage
   27.     Court may order costs of rehabilitation or restoration

           Division 2--Duty of care guidelines

   28.     Cultural heritage duty of care guidelines

           Division 3--Information about cultural heritage

   29.     Information protection provision
   30.     Putting cultural heritage management plan into effect
   31.     Other activities

           Division 4--Protection of cultural heritage under action of Minister

   32.     Stop orders
   33.     Particular steps to preserve cultural heritage

           Part 4--Native title parties, Aboriginal parties and Aboriginal cultural heritage bodies

   34.     Native title party for an area
   35.     Aboriginal party for an area
   36.     Registration as Aboriginal cultural heritage body
   37.     Function of Aboriginal cultural heritage body

           Part 5--Collection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage information

           Division 1--Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Database

   38.     Establishment of database
   39.     Purpose of establishing database
   40.     Placing information on database
   41.     Taking information off database
   42.     Availability of database to public generally
   43.     Availability of database to Aboriginal party
   44.     Availability of database for cultural heritage duty of care purposes
   45.     Availability of database to researcher

           Division 2--Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register

   46.     Establishment of register
   47.     Purpose of establishing register
   48.     Recording information from cultural heritage study
   49.     Information about cultural heritage management plans
   50.     Keeping register up-to-date
   51.     Availability of register to public generally

           Part 6--Cultural heritage studies

           Division 1--Introduction

   52.     Requirements for carrying out cultural heritage study and recording findings
   53.     Roles and responsibilities for carrying out cultural heritage study
   54.     Cultural heritage study guidelines

           Division 2--Preparing to carry out cultural heritage study

   55.     Reference to part of study area may be taken to include reference to whole
   56.     Giving of written notice (proposed study)
   57.     Basic information requirements for written notice (proposed study)
   58.     Additional requirements for notice to Aboriginal cultural heritage body
   59.     Additional requirements for notice to Aboriginal party
   60.     Additional requirements for notice to representative body
   61.     Giving of public notice (proposed study)
   62.     Aboriginal cultural heritage body response to written notice and endorsement for study
   63.     Aboriginal party response to written notice and endorsement for study
   64.     Aboriginal party response to public notice and endorsement for study
   65.     Endorsement for study in absence of response

           Division 3--Carrying out cultural heritage study

   66.     Role of endorsed party
   67.     Role of sponsor
   68.     Engagement of cultural heritage assessors
   69.     Role of cultural heritage assessors
   70.     Consultation supporting cultural heritage study

           Division 4--Recording by chief executive

   71.     Giving of cultural heritage study to chief executive for recording
   72.     Consideration of cultural heritage study before recording
   73.     Requirements for recording cultural heritage study
   74.     Recording or refusing to record findings of cultural heritage study

           Division 5--Objections, hearing and recommendation

   75.     Definitions for div 5
   76.     Objection to refusal to record findings
   77.     Land Court's hearing
   78.     Land Court's recommendation to Minister

           Division 6--Recording by Minister

   79.     Recording or refusing to record findings of cultural heritage study

           Part 7--Cultural heritage management plans

           Division 1--Introduction

   80.     When cultural heritage management plan is or may be required—div 2
   81.     Requirements for developing cultural heritage management plan and having it approved—divs 3 to 7
   82.     Responsibility for developing cultural heritage management plan
   83.     Voluntary development of cultural heritage management plan
   84.     Approved cultural heritage management plan may not require particular action
   85.     Cultural heritage management plan guidelines

           Division 2--Protection of cultural heritage under cultural heritage management plans

   86.     Application of div 2
   87.     Cultural heritage management plan needed if EIS needed
   88.     Cultural heritage management plan may be needed if other environmental authority needed
   89.     Cultural heritage management plan needed under Planning Act

           Division 3--Preparing to develop cultural heritage management plan

   90.     Reference to part of plan area may be taken to include reference to whole
   91.     Giving of written notice (proposed plan)
   92.     Basic information requirements for written notice (proposed plan)
   93.     Additional requirements for notice to Aboriginal cultural heritage body
   94.     Additional requirements for notice to Aboriginal party
   95.     Additional requirements for notice to representative body
   96.     Giving of public notice (proposed plan)
   97.     Aboriginal cultural heritage body response to written notice and endorsement for plan
   98.     Aboriginal party response to written notice and endorsement for plan
   99.     Aboriginal party response to public notice and endorsement for plan
   100.    Becoming Aboriginal party after written notice (proposed plan) is given
   101.    Endorsement for plan in absence of response

           Division 4--Development of cultural heritage management plan

   102.    Role of endorsed party
   103.    Role of sponsor
   104.    Consultation
   105.    Reaching agreement
   106.    Mediation

           Division 5--Approval by chief executive

   107.    Chief executive approval of plan
   108.    Consideration of plan before approval if no endorsed party
   109.    Approving or refusing to approve plan if no endorsed party

           Division 6--Objection or referral, hearing and recommendation

   110.    Definitions for div 6
   111.    Objection to Land Court to refusal to approve agreed plan
   112.    Sponsor may refer plan to Land Court after unsuccessful mediation
   113.    Sponsor may refer plan to Land Court after failure to agree
   114.    Administrative details for objection or referral
   115.    Substantive requirements for objection or referral
   116.    Land Court's hearing
   117.    Land Court's recommendation to Minister
   118.    Reaching the recommendation
   119.    General time requirement for making recommendation

           Division 7--Approval by Minister

   120.    Approving or refusing to approve plan

           Part 8--Investigation and enforcement

           Division 1--Authorised officers

   121.    Appointment and qualifications
   122.    Appointment conditions and limit on powers
   123.    Issue of identity card
   124.    Production or display of identity card
   125.    When authorised officer ceases to hold office
   126.    Resignation
   127.    Return of identity card

           Division 2--Powers of authorised officers
           Subdivision 1--Entry of places

   128.    Power to enter places
           Subdivision 2--Procedure for entry
   129.    Entry with consent
   130.    Application for warrant
   131.    Issue of warrant
   132.    Special warrants
   133.    Warrants—procedure before entry
           Subdivision 3--Powers after entry
   134.    General powers after entering places
   135.    Failure to help authorised officer
   136.    Failure to give information
           Subdivision 4--Power to seize evidence
   137.    Seizing evidence at a place that may be entered without consent or warrant
   138.    Seizing evidence at a place that may only be entered with consent or warrant
   139.    Securing seized things
   140.    Tampering with seized things
   141.    Power to support seizure
   142.    Receipts for seized things
   143.    Return of seized things
   144.    Access to seized things
           Subdivision 5--Power to obtain information
   145.    Power to require name and address
   146.    Failure to give name or address

           Division 3--General enforcement matters

   147.    Notice of damage
   148.    Compensation
   149.    False or misleading information
   150.    False or misleading documents
   151.    Obstructing authorised officers

           Part 9--Miscellaneous provisions

   152.    Delegations
   153.    Access to land
   154.    Advisory committees
   155.    Purchase or compulsory acquisition to protect cultural heritage
   156.    Proceedings for an offence
   157.    Review of Act
   158.    Approval of forms
   159.    Regulation-making power

           Part 10--Repeal

   160.    Repeal of Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Act 1987

           Part 11--Transitional provisions

   161.    Confirmation of ownership of Aboriginal cultural heritage before commencement
   162.    Recording information about designated landscape areas
   163.    Foundation material for database
   164.    Existing agreement for carrying out activity
   165.    Permit under repealed Act
   166.    Authority obtained before commencement
   167.    Cultural heritage arrangements for project authorised before commencement
   168.    Cultural heritage arrangements for project not authorised before commencement
   169.    References to repealed Act
           SCHEDULE 2 DICTIONARY
           Endnotes


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