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Determinations/Other as made
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

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Heritage Theme for Prioritising Nominations

 

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

Overview of the Bill/Legislative Instrument

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

 

Human rights implications

This Legislative Instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999