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CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACT 2006 - SECT 19

Cultural rights

    (1)     All persons with a particular cultural, religious, racial or linguistic background must not be denied the right, in community with other persons of that background, to enjoy his or her culture, to declare and practise his or her religion and to use his or her language.

    (2)     Aboriginal persons hold distinct cultural rights and must not be denied the right, with other members of their community—

        (a)     to enjoy their identity and culture; and

        (b)     to maintain and use their language; and

        (c)     to maintain their kinship ties; and

        (d)     to maintain their distinctive spiritual, material and economic relationship with the land and waters and other resources with which they have a connection under traditional laws and customs.



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