Western Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGlade
Western Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGladeWestern Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGlade
The Western Australian government is re-drafting its heritage protection laws, after mining company Rio Tinto destroyed a FORTY SIX THOUSAND year old sacred site.
However, under these new proposed laws, the Western Australia Government still retains the final decision in heritage disputes.
A group of Aboriginal Australians including Nyungar human rights lawyer and academic, Dr Hannah McGlade have made a formal request for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review the draft Cultural Heritage Bill.
Jessica Hopkins spoke to McGlade, who says the proposed legislation is insufficient protection of the right to culture, which prohibits states from destroying significant Indigenous cultural heritage.
Here is that interview...