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WA government expected to scrap new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act
Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, which came into effect on 1 July, is expected to be repealed in entire...
Giovanni Torre 5 Aug 2023
Backlash at handling of WA's new Aboriginal heritage laws forces major change
The WA Government has made a raft of eleventh-hour concessions to its controversial new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act just da...
David Prestipino 28 Jun 2023
EXCLUSIVE: WA government seeks four more experts to join Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Council
Western Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti is set to call for expressions of interest for new members to join t...
Giovanni Torre 24 Mar 2023
Workshops' 'final say' on new WA Aboriginal heritage system to begin next week
The final phase of co-design to support implementation of Western Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 is underway,...
Giovanni Torre 8 Nov 2022
Will NSW's proposed new cultural heritage laws protect Aboriginal artefacts?
A bill to give First Nations people in NSW a greater say in cultural and heritage protection doesn't go far enough, a parliament...
Guest Author 4 Oct 2022
Fed Govt tight-lipped on Juukan Gorge commitments as heritage reforms funded

Federal funding to reform Aboriginal heritage protection at a national level has been welcomed, but the Commonwealth Government won’t confirm if the recommendations of the Juukan G...

Giovanni Torre Apr 4, 2022
Legal eagle lists top priorities as he steps into Aboriginal Affairs portfolio

Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Affairs Minister has named implementing the state’s controversial Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act as his top priority in a wide-ranging intervie...

Giovanni Torre Mar 1, 2022
Stephen Dawson booted from Western Australian Aboriginal Affairs portfolio

Questions have arisen about Western Australia’s Aboriginal Affairs Department after Minister Stephen Dawson was stripped of the portfolio only days after the controversial cultural...

Rachael Knowles Dec 21, 2021
Despite staunch opposition, WA Cultural Heritage Bill becomes law

The Western Australian Cultural Heritage Bill has become legislation. Despite months of advocacy and opposition, the bill was passed in WA Government without amendment. Natio...

Rachael Knowles Dec 15, 2021
LETTERS: Senator Dorinda Cox on the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

13 December 2021 Hon. Dr Brad William Pettitt MLC Dear Brad, I write regarding the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 in anticipation of its potential passage through the Pa...

Guest Author Dec 15, 2021
BREAKING: WA Cultural Heritage Bill passes without amendment

Despite grave concerns raised by Aboriginal land councils, legal experts, investor groups and the United Nations, Western Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act was passed un...

Giovanni Torre Dec 15, 2021
WA Cultural Heritage Bill to be pushed through Parliament despite opposition

The controversial WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill is expected to pass through Parliament today. The bill has gained strong opposition from Aboriginal leaders, land councils...

Rachael Knowles Dec 14, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Eminent Australians pen Open Letter to the WA Premier on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

Dear Premier Mark McGowan Open Letter - Opposition to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill We bring to your urgent attention widespread Aboriginal opposition to the Government's...

Guest Author Nov 30, 2021
Bill of wrongs

There are growing calls for the WA Government to address problems with its Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill, including from an international campaign. The Bill passed the Legis...

Giovanni Torre Nov 30, 2021
Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation join calls for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill redesign

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (BNTAC) have joined the chorus of voices opposing the Western Australian Government’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill. BNTAC Vice C...

Rachael Knowles Nov 24, 2021
OPINION: Aboriginal Heritage Bill continues in the Western Australian Parliament

My family, like many Aboriginal families, have strong ties and memories of being and working on farms and pastoral stations. These were where Aboriginal people were sent after b...

Guest Author Nov 22, 2021
Kimberley Land Council warns Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill a "cultural catastrophe"

The Kimberley Land Council has warned of a "cultural catastrophe" as the West Australian Government push forward with its heritage bill after repeated calls for change rema...

Rachael Knowles Nov 18, 2021
WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill to be rammed through Parliament

The Western Australian government’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill, which keeps the final say over important heritage decisions with the Minister and not Aboriginal people, is e...

Giovanni Torre Nov 18, 2021
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