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 ...
liyini milaythina rrala (Singing Country Strong).
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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
Urgent Call for changes to the Relics Act
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"The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the ...
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)  FCA 168
and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary:
Protecting indigenous heritage ...
The Mercury: Letter to the Editor
Monday 7th September 2015