Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Act
Act no.: 18 Year: 2013
27 Mar 2013 Assent
Effective 28 March 2013

(Text as presently available from Parliament website – First reading?)

3 Recognition

(1)The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, recognises that the continent and the islands now known as Australia were first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

(2) The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, acknowledges the continuing relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their traditional lands and waters.

(3) The Parliament, on behalf of the people of Australia, acknowledges and respects the continuing cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

See http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/bills/r4943_first-reps/toc_pdf/12227b01.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf

Note two year sunset clause.