Aboriginal Affairs Minister says traditional owners ‘rehashing’ debate on cultural heritage concerns (ABC)

The state government passed laws aimed at protecting Aboriginal culture and heritage last December to replace rules which enabled the destruction of a 46,000-year-old sacred site at Juukan Gorge in May 2020.

New Act ‘has holes’

Kimberley Land Council (KLC) chief executive Tyronne Garstone said the co-design process for the regulations had fallen short.

“That process isn’t a process of co-design, we’re basically being consulted, asked to put in some opinions, put a submission in and again, behind closed doors, government will draft the regulations,” he said.

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KLC’s response reported in NIT.