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yula (Muttonbird) Monitoring Dec 2016

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Launceston Newsletter September – November 2016

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takayna tracks case

takayna tracks court case Mercury, 13th October: Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre chief Heather Sculthorpe described the decision as “a bloody good victory.” She said the State Government would need to conduct careful studies of the area’s heritage and environmental values before seeking Federal Government approval.     TAC Press Release, 12 October 2016: Land Returns and Heritage Protection not hollow words Aboriginal Community says.     EDO Press Release, 12 October 2016: Government commits to referring 4WD tracks proposal following Full Court decision "The Full Court has confirmed the TAC’s central argument" - that the works ... Read more

Save Takayna – Sign the Petition

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Invasion Day – Sign Petition to Change the Date!

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Land Management Update Sept 2016

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liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong)

liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong).   Click here for Video on youtube Click here for Audio only on soundcloud This track includes palawa kani, the Aboriginal language of Tasmania. Theresa Sainty and Jodi Haines songwriters. Jodi Haines lead vocals, Jude Reid, Ruth Langford, Donna and Warren Mason backing vocals. Phil McKercher, Producer - Filmak Studios. Song recorded and montage from film, part of Bob Brown Foundation - Tarkine (takayna) in Motion campaign 2015 Read more

Vandals deface 8,000 year old rockshelter art

  Media Releases: May 26th: Urgent Call for changes to the Relics Act   May 25th: THE DESTRUCTION OF TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HERITAGE CONTINUES       The Mercury, May 26 2016: Ancient Aboriginal cave art defiled The vandalism of two hand stencils by the River Derwent has prompted Aboriginal leaders to call for tougher penalties for the destruction of indigenous heritage.   ABC news, May 26th 2016: Vandals deface 8,000-year-old Indigenous art in Tasmania "The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the ... Read more

takayna Victory – Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed

takayna Victory! Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed See: APPEAL DETAILS March 1st 2016. Federal Court decision prevents 4WD access to three tracks south of Sandy Cape, in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, and in the coastal strip declared as National Heritage, under the name 'Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape (WTACL). Full Judgement Here (Word doc in top left of webpage): Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated v Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (No 2) [2016] FCA 168 and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary: Protecting indigenous heritage ... Read more

New Legal Service Abandons Aborigines

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