Bullying, controversy dog Broome Aboriginal heritage case

Written on the 27 November 2016

It's hard to know if the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs could get into any more strife, with staff reporting high levels of workplace bullying and intense controversy this week over DAA's handling of Aboriginal heritage in the tourist town of Broome.

The government agency responsible for delivering services to indigenous people across Western Australia is in turmoil, and even Aboriginal Affairs minister Peter Collier has stepped in and criticised his own department for a lack of procedural fairness and poor communication.

His comments this week related to the fact that Broome's shire officials and Aboriginal groups had been largely kept in the dark about a heritage claim over Broome township and popular tourist beaches.


Source: The Australian

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