Cultural Heritage

  • 2022 Federal Election Scorecard

    Last published: 5 May 2022Author: ANTaR National

    In this 2022 Federal Election Scorecard, ANTaR has provided a guide to the policies of the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Greens, in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. We’ve provided Australian voters with an independent assessment of Federal Election platforms for 25 years, elevating issues of justice, rights and respect for First Nations Peoples.

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  • SUBMISSION: Beetaloo Basin

    Last published: 4 August 2021Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    In this submission, ANTaR briefly recaps the environmental, social, cultural and economic objections commonly levelled against both Federal and Territory governments’ pursuit of this industry in the NT before addressing two specific concerns related to due process: adherence to all recommendations of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory 2018 Final Report; and recognition of the principle of informed prior consent to the Traditional Owners of the sites in question.

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    Last published: 1 May 2021Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    Acknowledges the research and stakeholder consultations undertaken to date, sets out options to find a pathway to meet the twofold goal of protecting the Fitzroy River in WA, and supporting sustainable economic development in its catchment area. Includes concerned feedback from our First Nations partners and stakeholders, about some ‘serious absences’ in the Discussion Paper.

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  • Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – Submission 154

    Last published: 30 April 2021Author: Mr Jack Green with Dr Seán Kerins

    Glencore’s McArthur River Mine and its impact on Gudanji, Garrwa, Marra and Yanyuwa peoples’ sacred sites, customary Laws and institutions, and lands and waters. Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

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  • Submission: 2021 AHRC Native Title Report

    Last published: 3 March 2021Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    This submission, to inform the Australian Human Rights Commission's Social Justice Commissioner in her preparation of the 2021 Native Title Report. The ANTaR submission covers: Accountability & Legislation; Heritage & Environmental Protection; and, Treaty & Truth as they relate to the Native Title space in Australia.

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  • Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia

    Last published: 31 July 2020Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    This submission comments on: The interaction, of state indigenous heritage regulations with Commonwealth laws; The effectiveness and adequacy of state and federal laws in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in each of the Australian
    jurisdictions; How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage laws might be improved to guarantee the protection of culturally and historically significant sites; and related matters.

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  • Submission to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry

    Last published: 1 May 2020Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    In this submission we support the development of future bushfire management practices should consider: The importance of engaging with First Nations Peoples in this inquiry and beyond; The value in using traditional and cultural fire management; and Understanding the vulnerability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in high
    bushfire risk zones.

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  • Submission on Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

    Last published: 3 December 2019Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    This submissions advocates against proposed amedments to Native Title legistation in the following areas: De-registration of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA); Commonwealth Intervention in native title proceedings; Amendments affecting RNTBCs and the CATSI Act – the power of the ORIC Registrar; Membership of PBCs and common law holders.

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  • Submission on Exposure Draft Native Title Reform

    Last published: 11 December 2018Author: Paul Wright, ANTaR National Director

    This submission comments on: Streamlining claims resolution and agreement-making processes; Supporting the capacity of native title holders through greater flexibility around internal decision-making; Increasing the transparency and accountability of prescribed bodies corporate (the corporations set up to manage native title) to the native title holders; Improving pathways for dispute resolution following a determination of native title; and Ensuring the validity of section 31 agreements in light of the Full Federal Court of Australia’s decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar & Ors. [2017] FCAFC 10.

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