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This determination encourages nominations, addressing a heritage theme, for the National Heritage List for the assessment period commencing 1 July 2013.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 02 Jan 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013



Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


Determination under section 324H


(Issued under the Authority of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)


Section 324C of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) requires the Minister to keep a written record of places and their heritage values, called the National Heritage List. Entries in the list may be made of places in the Australian jurisdiction that the Minister is satisfied have outstanding heritage value to the nation.


Section 324H of the Act provides for the Minister to determine one or more heritage themes that the Minister considers should be given priority in relation to an assessment period. 


The purpose of this determination is to establish “the multicultural stories of Australia” as the heritage theme to be given priority for the assessment period commencing 1 July 2013. 


Consultation was not required in relation to the determination of this theme as the determination followed the processes established under the Act.


Subsection 324H(3) of the Act provides that a determination under section 324H(1) of the Act is a legislative instrument, but section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, which provides for disallowance by either House of Parliament, does not apply to the determination.


The determination commenced on the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.