About the inquiry
The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022 was referred to Portfolio Committee No. 7 for inquiry and report on 9 August 2022.
The bill is a private members bill introduced in the Legislative Council by Reverend the Hon Fred Nile. The bill is separate from the NSW Government's cultural heritage reforms.
Please watch the video below for information about the inquiry, the bill and how to engage in the inquiry process.
How to have your say
Please respond to our confidential online questionnaire, which is available here. The online questionnaire will close on 30 September 2022.
Alternatively, to lodge a submission, please click on the 'Submissions' tab below. Submissions will close on 15 September 2022.
Please note that the committee has resolved not to accept proforma submissions.
Please find below factsheets on a Guide to Upper House committees and Making a submission, developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders engaging with inquiries.
The committee is holding a public forum at Parliament House at 4.45 - 5.30 pm on Tuesday 4 October 2022 where members of the public can have their say on the bill. This is an opportunity for community members to share their views and experiences with the committee.
There are limited spots available. If you wish to speak at the public forum, you need to register before the day using this link and provide your name and contact details (including email address and phone number). Registered speakers will be able to speak for up to 5 minutes. The link to register closed at 9.00 am on Tuesday 4 October 2022.
Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.