FARA is very sad to share the news that an Indigenous site in Tasmania’s Central Highlands has been vandalised.

The rock art is some 8,000 years old and located on the land of what was known as the Big River tribe, in a rock overhang near a dammed part of the River Derwent. This rock shelter had been handed back to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) in late 2015. It features red and yellow ochre hand stencils.

Do you think higher penalties would deter vandalism? Or should it be education, rather, to deter people from committing such acts?