EDO welcomes the opportunity to provide comments and feedback on the Minister’s update on the progress of the new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection Act which was released on 20 December 2023. In making this submission, EDO acknowledges that it cannot and does not speak on behalf of Tasmanian Aboriginal peoples. While in this submission we discuss and make several recommendations concerning the development of a new Act for Tasmania, EDO acknowledges that First Laws should be respected in the same way that Western laws are respected.