The role of the Place Names Advisory Panel in the implementation of this policy is outlined in the document:
The ADNP provides for an Aboriginal and Dual Naming Reference
Group of experts in Aboriginal languages to provide advice to the Panel on Aboriginal
naming proposals. The
Reference Group is majority Tasmanian Aboriginal people and has wide ranging authority to make enquiry, engage in
correspondence, seek independent views and conduct localised research as it
sees fit, to provide advice to the Panel on all Aboriginal and dual naming
The Place Names Advisory Panel will remain the authority responsible for
making naming decisions, and all decisions of the Panel will progress through existing
established practices under the Place Names Act 2020.
See the Terms of Reference for the Reference Group:
The Panel has established an annual calendar for Aboriginal and Dual Name submissions. Submissions are required to be received by the Registrar of Place Names prior to the end of March each year, following which they will be referred to the Reference Group for consideration and advice back to the Panel. The Reference Group will provide its report to the Panel by the end of September each year, to enable a recommendation to the Minister by the end of December.
This timetable has been adopted to ensure there is sufficient time for the Reference Group to engage with all necessary stakeholders and to prepare its report for the Panel.
Aboriginal and Dual Naming Submissions Template
To assist individuals and organisations in preparing Aboriginal and dual naming submissions in a consistant manner, standard templates and advisory documentation has been prepared.
Register of Aboriginal Community Organisations
The ADNP requires that a register of Aboriginal community organisations and groups is publicly available to allow consultation as part of any Aboriginal place naming proposal.