YMAC provides professional heritage services, including organising and conducting heritage surveys. YMAC frequently updates and publishes the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Guidelines document as the main reference point for Traditional Owners, Development Proponents and Heritage Consultants seeking information relating to Heritage Surveys and broader Heritage Management. It contains best practice standards expected by YMAC, as well as all relevant protocols relating to the Heritage Survey process.
To learn more about YMAC’s cultural heritage services, download the pdf below.
To request a heritage survey, use the Heritage Survey Request Form below. Return completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about YMAC’s policies on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, please read our Policy Statement below.
YMAC continues to be very concerned about the proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA). In September 2014 we held an on-Country meeting at the traditional Yule River meeting place for all WA Aboriginal people to talk about these changes. Following the meeting, a delegation of Traditional Owners travelled to Parliament House in Perth on November 20 to discuss the changes with the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. This was followed up by another meeting at Yule River in September 2015.
YMAC is continuing to advocate for the interests of Traditional Owners on this matter. See our recent work and associated media coverage here.
Click on the links below to read more about the changes and YMAC’s concerns. Note that because the final Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill 2014 was almost identical to the draft one, all of the documents below remain useful and essentially current:
The following five links are the key ones as at 15 April 2015
Click below for YMAC’s submission in response to the draft Aboriginal Heritage Bill 2014:
And click here to read the full draft Amendments:
As well as extracts from the 1996 Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth), referred to in YMAC’s submission above:
And the 1995 Review of the AHA, also referred to in YMAC’s submission above: