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Registered Aboriginal Party

Registered Aboriginal Parties are recognized Aboriginal people per the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act of 2006. Aboriginal people are recognized as the "primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage". They protect and manage the Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria, Australia.

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Registered Aboriginal Parties

Aboriginal peoples apply to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC), who determines which applicants will be registered as Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs).

The current registered parties are:

  • Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
  • Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
  • Martang Party Ltd
  • Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council
  • Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporations
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage

    According to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, "RAPs have responsibilities under the Act relating to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage, including:

  • evaluating Cultural Heritage Management Plans
  • providing advice on applications for Cultural Heritage Permits
  • making decisions about Cultural Heritage Agreements
  • providing advice or application for interim or ongoing Protection Declarations"
  • References

    Registered Aboriginal Party Wikipedia


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