This statement of principles, called Aboriginal People, the Environment and Conservation, supports the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and Aboriginal people to jointly and openly identify the involvement of Aboriginal communities in our environmental management and conservation activities.
The principles address the level of involvement Aboriginal people would like and outline approaches OEH staff can use when they conduct business with Aboriginal people. The principles apply only within the current legislative framework and to areas over which OEH has control.
This document describes OEH’s commitment to the 5 APEC principles:
- spirituality and connection
- cultural resource use
- caring for Country
- doing business with Aboriginal people.