Exclusive decisions – Letter to the Editor – Mercury Newspaper 21 February 2018
WHILE we learn about the secretive Government operations occurring on kunanyi under Hodgman’s regime, news surrounding the development and construction recently completed in the Rocky Cape caves sites surfaces. Rocky Cape caves are significant Aboriginal heritage places under PWS management. Again, no consultation with the Aboriginal community occurs, no community support is sought, and the undercover operations continue. The claims from the bureaucracy that government has mandate to make these decisions because they have internal Aboriginal approval is consistent with the exclusive approach we see regarding community involvement in decision making across the board.