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Review of the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy

As part of the review of the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, the Department of Communities Tasmania invites the community to have a say about proposed draft amendments to the Policy. The Policy provides a framework and clear direction for government agencies, local government authorities and the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania about the use of Aboriginal names for naming Tasmanian features and places.

Proposed amendments have been developed following the public release of an Issues Paper and subsequent Consultation & Stakeholder Feedback Report. These documents along with the proposed draft amendments are available below along with the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, and supporting information.

Submissions in response to the draft amendments should be provided in writing, and will be received by the Department until 1 December 2018.

Further information about the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, including a list of Aboriginal and dual names assigned under the legislation can be found here.