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Traditional Owners reject Victorian Opposition claims linking heritage laws and housing costs
Traditional Owners in Victoria have expressed concern at comments from property developers and the Nationals leader Peter Walsh...
Dechlan Brennan 26 Jan 2024
Native Title expert queries Victorian Opposition claims on cultural heritage laws
Criticism of the Victorian Opposition’s withdrawal the state’s Treaty process has continued, with a native title legal expert la...
Dechlan Brennan 23 Jan 2024
Need for accommodation puts Aboriginal heritage site at risk
Councillors in Kalgoorlie-Boulder have voted to proceed with public consultation for the sale of land in Broadwood, which includ...
David Prestipino 4 Jan 2024
Traditional Owners strike cultural heritage deal with embattled Sandfire Resources
Traditional Owners have received an apology from Sandfire Resources amid a government probe into whether its destruction of two...
David Prestipino 22 Dec 2023
Return of Country lays base for Indigenous prosperity
Economic empowerment is being felt across more First Nations communities through a strategic focus on return to Country.The Indi...
David Prestipino 22 Dec 2023
Tasmanian Government moves a step closer to implementing new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection Act

New Aboriginal heritage legislation is a step closer in Tasmania after the Tasmanian government provided an update on the preparation of the state’s new Aboriginal Cultural Heritag...

Callan Morse Dec 20, 2023
Legal loophole could save Sandfire over destruction of Aboriginal artefacts

The WA Government's probe into Sandfire Resources over the destruction of Indigenous cultural artefacts will likely be thwarted by a statute of limitations law.  The copper miner...

David Prestipino Dec 13, 2023
Traditional Owners want Sandfire CEO sacked, restitution after artefacts destroyed

Traditional Owners of Indigenous cultural sites in the Mid West that were destroyed by a copper miner but not reported for five years have called for restitution over the incident....

David Prestipino Dec 4, 2023
Miner lambasted over destruction of Indigenous artefacts

Sandfire Resources will be investigated after confirming it had destroyed Aboriginal artefacts over several years at the Monty deposit within its DeGrussa operations, 150km north o...

David Prestipino Dec 1, 2023
Bureaucracy bungle delays World Heritage nomination for Burrup Peninsula

The Burrup Peninsula's possible status as a World Heritage site has been delayed by 12 months after the federal government's submission was deemed invalid.  The region in WA's Pil...

David Prestipino Nov 27, 2023
Aboriginal Elders suspend Rio Tinto site survey over heritage concerns

Traditional Owners have halted a heritage survey on Rio Tinto's Brockman Syncline project in the Pilbara after blasting impacted an Indigenous rock shelter. The Muntulgura Guruma...

David Prestipino Oct 11, 2023
WA government releases new draft Aboriginal heritage regulations

New draft regulations concerning Aboriginal heritage laws in Western Australia were made public Wednesday. The proposed regulations are part of the Aboriginal Heritage Legisl...

Zak Kirkup Sep 14, 2023
UN urged to help protect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in WA

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been urged to take a stance on Western Australia's bungled attempt to reform the Aboriginal Cultural He...

David Prestipino Aug 17, 2023
WA Liberal leader withdraws support for Voice to Parliament

WA Liberal Party leader Libby Mettam has accused the Federal Government of creating obscurity around the Voice to Parliament, and said similar confusion over Western Australia's Ab...

David Prestipino Aug 11, 2023
Kimberley Land Council urges cautious, national approach to protecting Aboriginal heritage

The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) has cautiously welcomed the WA Government’s decision to repeal its controversial Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021, urging the State to include...

David Prestipino Aug 10, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Letter reveals Rio Tinto's cultural commitment to First Nations heritage

Rio Tinto has sought to reassure Traditional Owners it was committed to preserving First Nations cultural heritage as the Western Australian government grappled with repealing its...

David Prestipino Aug 10, 2023
PKKP condemn WA Government’s decision to repeal Cultural Heritage Act

The Traditional Owners of a sacred cave destroyed by Rio Tinto in 2020 says the Cook Government’s plans to repeal the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 demonstrates First Natio...

David Prestipino Aug 8, 2023
WA government set to amend decades old legislation after repealing controversial Aboriginal Cultural Heritage laws

The WA government will undertake Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys for the next 10 years after scrapping its divisive new legislation on Tuesday. Premier Roger Cook said the 20...

David Prestipino Aug 8, 2023
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