2015-02-25 Aboriginal heritage petition from AHAA

I present a petition from the newly formed organisation the Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance (AHAA) to the Legislative Council.

AHAA request the Legislative Council to:
1. Withdraw the Aboriginal Heritage Act Amendment Bill (2014);
2. Establish an inquiry into DAA’s management of Aboriginal heritage in WA;
3. Form a Select Committee to develop of a proper framework to reform the AHA by
• involving Aboriginal peoples in meaningful ways (e.g. as custodians of Aboriginal heritage, not just as ‘stakeholders’); and
• building on excellent previous suggestions for reforming the AHA (e.g. 1995 Senior Review; 1996 Evatt Review & 1997 Casey Review).

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