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"The Government knows the 1975 legislation is outdated and inadequate and Minister Groom is liaising closely with the Aboriginal Heritage Council on the ...
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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
Talking Point: The Mercury, Friday 4th September 2015
Heather Sculthorpe says the last thing we need is another stolen generation, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community can look after its own kids. Click below to read the full article.
And all the children came back
After 42 years of delivering quality culturally appropriate legal assistance to the Aboriginal Community the Commonwealth Government has defunded the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service.
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal program has complied with all funding requirements in the history of the organisation. We have never breached our compliance and have an impeccable financial record.
You cannot duplicate or replicate a holistic community controlled service outside the community. No other State, organisation nor agency would be able to administer culturally appropriate legal services to Aboriginal ...
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