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Aboriginal Heritage Act amendments introduced to parliament

Posted: December 5th, 2014

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YMAC Co-Chairperson Doris Eaton and CEO Simon Hawkins spoke to ABC Mornings regarding the changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act and the introduction of the amendment bill to parliament on 27 November 2014.

Listen the the interview below.

 

For more information on changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act click here.

 

Landmark Native Title Victory, Ngarla-Mount Goldsworthy Decision, Radio Australia, November 2012

Posted: November 6th, 2012

YMAC is very pleased by a Federal Court decision earlier this week stating that the BHP Mt. Goldsworthy mining leases do not permanently extinguish the Ngarla people’s native title.

Click the link below to listen to an interview with YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins about the decision on ABC Radio Australia.

Landmark Native Title Victory, Ngarla-Mount Goldsworthy Decision, Radio Australia, November 2012

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Click to read more about the decision on ABC News.

Nyangumarta and Karajarri Joint Native Title Recognition, ABC Radio, May 2012

Posted: May 25th, 2012

On Friday May 25, the Federal Court handed down a native title determination to the Nyangumarta and Karajarri communities across shared country near 80 Mile Beach in Western Australia.

The Nyangumarta/Karajarri joint determination resolves two overlapping claims of the Nyangumarta and Karajarri peoples, two different tribal groups who share traditional laws and cultural connection to the area. Justice North handed down the Federal Court’s decision at an on-country determination at Anna Plains Station.
The Kimberley Land Council and the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation acted on behalf of the Karajarri and Nyangumarta claimants to negotiate native title across 2,000 square kilometres of land and sea country across Anna Plains Station, a portion of Mandora Station and 80 Mile Beach, in the East Pilbara and West Kimberley regions of WA.

 

More information:

Federal Court recognises joint native title rights of the Nyangumarta and Karajarri people- 28 May 2012

Case Study: Joint native title rights for the Nyangumarta and Karajarri peoples

Changes to WA Aboriginal Heritage Act Anthony Dann Radio Interview May 2012

Posted: May 24th, 2012

In an interview on ABC Mid West radio, Wajarri Yamatji Traditional Owner, Anthony Dann, responded to the State Government’s 2012 discussion paper on proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (AHA).

In the interview, Mr Dann strongly outlined his concerns about the short timeframe for comment on such significant changes to the protection of Aboriginal heritage, and the lack of consultation with Traditional Owners over the proposed reforms.

Mr Dann said that Aboriginal people are rapidly losing their input into heritage development under the AHA, as Traditional Owners aren’t offered the same appeal opportunities as land developers.

After announcing a 12 month review into Aboriginal cultural heritage processes last May, the Government has held no formal consultation with Traditional Owners and only allowed five weeks for comment on the proposed changes to the AHA outlined in the discussion paper.

Mr Dann also said a significant review of the AHA was needed because it does not provide adequate protection for Aboriginal Heritage, and that Native Title negotiation processes are at present the only means for Traditional Owners to take part in consultations over protected Aboriginal sites.

For more information about the proposed reforms to the AHA, including links to the discussion paper and YMAC’s media release, please click here.