Proposed WA Aboriginal Heritage Act 2020 to reform the outdated 1972 Aboriginal Heritage Act
The Department of Planning, Land and Heritage (DPLH) consultation page regarding the Aboriginal
Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 (the Bill) states that:
…This new legislation will replace the outdated Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 concluding more than two years of consultation with Aboriginal people, industry representatives, heritage professionals and the Western Australian community.
The Bill establishes a modern approach to protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage in Western Australia that will reset the relationship between land users and Traditional Owners and transform how Aboriginal cultural heritage is identified, managed and conserved.
- READ: FARA’s submission to Dept of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) as part of the public consultation process (submitted 9 October 2020)
- LISTEN: ABC interview with Barrister Greg McIntyre regarding the Federal enquiry into the Juukan Gorge disaster in May 2020
- READ: Indigenous concerns about the proposed Bill on ABC news
- READ: Heritage professionals, archaeologists and anthropologists have expressed their deep concerns about the Bill’s inadequacies and shortcomings
- READ/LISTEN: Summary document of FARA’s submission to DLPH, and subsequent interview with Marie Ferland on ABC Pilbara (radio)
- READ: Article the West Australian on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill (2 September 2020)