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WA government releases new draft Aboriginal heritage regulations
New draft regulations concerning Aboriginal heritage laws in Western Australia were made public Wednesday. The proposed re...
Zak Kirkup 14 Sep 2023
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Western Australia’s new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, which came into effect on 1 July, is expected to be repealed in entire...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
New protection for "intangible" Aboriginal heritage flagged as debate continues over WA law
Debate has continued in Western Australia’s Parliament and beyond over the implementation of the state’s new Aboriginal Heritage...
Giovanni Torre 23 Jun 2023
WA government announces $77million to boost Aboriginal heritage protection system
The Western Australian government has announced a $77 million funding boost over the next four years to manage and protect Abori...
Giovanni Torre 23 Apr 2023
Rio Tinto releases second disclosure report since destruction of Juukan Gorge
Mining company Rio Tinto has released its second Communities and Social Performance Commitments Disclosure Report, outlining pro...
New survey indicates "anxiety" over WA Aboriginal heritage laws to come into effect 1 July

Cultural heritage protection company Agreement Hub claimed on Friday that a new survey shows “an acute sense of anxiety” over the implementation of the Western Australia’s Aborigin...

Giovanni Torre Mar 3, 2023
Kimberley Land Council accuses State Govt of 'arrogance' over heritage remarks

The Kimberley Land Council has fired back at criticism from the Aboriginal Affairs minister surrounding the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act regulations consultation process. On...

Giovanni Torre Jun 13, 2022
Traditional Owners fear bridge plan could disturb Pinjarra Massacre site

Traditional Owners fear significant sites surrounding the scene of the 1834 Pinjarra Massacre will be destroyed by the proposed construction of a bridge due to commence later this...

Giovanni Torre May 4, 2022
United Nations calls on Australian Government to investigate WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

The United Nations has urged the Australian Government to investigate the Western Australian government’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill. On 3 December, Marc Bossuyt, Vice-Ch...

Giovanni Torre Dec 11, 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
Calls for stronger Traditional Owner heritage appeal rights ignored by WA government

The right of Traditional Owners to appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal under the proposed new Aboriginal Heritage Bill has now been removed from draft versions of the new l...

Giovanni Torre Nov 5, 2021
Footprints site centre of dispute

A culturally significant site in the Pilbara which includes ancient footprints was allegedly recently drilled without the proper consent. Pat Mason, who identified the site at Pre...

Giovanni Torre Oct 22, 2021
Juukan Gorge inquiry exposes "the destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage which continues to happen in this country”

The destruction of Juukan Gorge by Rio Tinto was “not unique” but “an extreme example of the destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage which continues...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2021
'Minister should not control cultural heritage,' says KLC Chair

Traditional Owners in Western Australia have said Aboriginal Affairs Minister Stephen Dawson "isn’t listening" to grave concerns about draft Aboriginal heritage laws. Kimberley...

Sarah Smit Jul 12, 2021
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