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NSW Aboriginal Languages Legislation

In this section, you will find information on the Aboriginal Languages Bill 2017. NSW is the first State in Australia with legislation to acknowledge the significance of First Languages. It will continue this State’s leadership amongst States and Territories on supporting First Languages.

The Bill was assented on 24 October 2017. Full details, including copies of the Aboriginal Languages Bill and Hansard, are available under the information tab. Information from the first and second rounds of community conversations can be found on the archive page.

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