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The state government has announced an implementation group to help roll out new Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH) laws, which come into effect on Saturday.

The group will monitor, report and address issues which may arise in the initial stages of the implementation of ACH laws, which have been the subject of significant concern from farming and industry representatives in recent weeks.

It will be chaired by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) director general Anthony Kannis, and will initially run until the end of the year.

Members will include representatives from key industries such as mining, property, farming and agriculture, as well as local government, Aboriginal corporations and the ACH Council – the state’s peak strategic body on Aboriginal cultural heritage matters.

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