TRANSPARENCY REQUIRED FOR ABORIGINAL HERITAGE PROTECTION IN BROOME
Written on the 22 November 2016
Yawuru CEO, Peter Yu says confusion over recently published notifications for an application to register Aboriginal heritage sites in the Broome area highlights the critical importance for Yawuru, the State
Mr Yu said, "While Yawuru appreciate the legal and technical reasons that have caused the reassessment of heritage sites, including the Song Cycle from Coulomb Point on the Dampier Peninsula through to the town
There remains a general environment of suspicion and distrust about Aboriginal heritage protection that is occasionally fanned by mischievous media reporting.
The Yawuru Native Title Global Agreement 2010 negotiated between Yawuru, the Shire of Broome and the State Government signalled the importance of having a framework for a heritage protection in Broome that
The two regimes operate independently of each other with DAA operating as a law unto itself. It's a recipe for dysfunction and appalling planning which is highlighted in this case.
Mr Yu said while he understands the anxiety that this application has caused, "it is important that we proceed with a sense of calm to resolving this issue. I have confidence that current discussions taking place between
Source: Nyamba Buru Yawuru media release
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