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Policy report

Aboriginal and dual naming policy

A policy for the naming of Tasmanian geographic places and features
Aboriginal customs First Peoples languages Cultural diplomacy Tasmania
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The Tasmanian Government has finalised its review of the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy. Following a detailed consultation process, this revised policy has now been released, As a result of consultation feedback, the revised policy includes a number of enhancements and improvements that improve inclusivity, procedural efficiency and broader promotion of the policy.

Assigning Aboriginal and Dual names is an important way to progress reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the Aboriginal and dual naming policy as an effective contribution to the broader community’s understanding of Aboriginal history and culture in Tasmania.

The inclusion of Aboriginal names in the Tasmanian landscape assists in preserving the language and culture of the first people, and recognises their continued connection to the land.


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