WA heritage bill sails in despite crosswinds The Australian 16 December 2021
Dismay as Aboriginal Bill passes AAP 15 December 2021
WA passes controversial Aboriginal cultural heritage law ABC RN Drive 15 December 2021
WA Aboriginal heritage law passes but Indigenous groups remain concerned Interview with AHAA member Dr Anne Poelina, ABC 24, 15 December 2021
Australian mining state passes Aboriginal heritage protection law Reuters 15 December 2021
WA condemned for failure to stop ‘cultural genocide’ as Aboriginal heritage law passes Guardian, 15 December 2021
Aboriginal groups condemn heritage bill Mining News 15 December 2021
WA Cultural Heritage Bill to be pushed through Parliament despite opposition, National Indigenous Times, 14 December 2021
WA cultural heritage law risks entrenching ‘racism’ against Aboriginal owners, says UN Sydney Morning Herald 14 December 2021

WA’s new Aboriginal Heritage Act keeps mining interests ahead of the culture and wishes of Traditional Owners The Conversation 13 December 2021
United Nations raises red flags over WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Bill ABC Radio National Breakfast 13 December 2021
New WA Aboriginal heritage law an improvement but keeps miners in charge Sydney Morning Herald 13 December 2021
UN committee raises concerns over new heritage laws SBS/NITV 10 December 2021
A history of destruction: why the WA Aboriginal cultural heritage bill will not prevent another Juukan Gorge-like disaster The Conversation 7 December 2021
Eminent Australians pen Open Letter to the WA Premier on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill NIT 30 November 2021

Aboriginal heritage alliance to advise Australian government on law reform The Guardian 28 November 2021.
Ethical investment funds urge WA premier to shelve new Aboriginal heritage laws The Guardian 23 November 2021
Investors slam WA sacred sites bill, saying it will not prevent another Juukan Gorge incident ABC 22 November 2021
Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance to the United Nations on the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill National Indigenous Times 19 November 2021
‘We have not been heard’: WA traditional owners seek UN’s help over Aboriginal cultural heritage bill The Guardian 18 November 2021
Traditional owners not consulted on Heritage Bill, lawyers say ABC Radio National Breakfast 17 November 2021
New Aboriginal cultural heritage laws aimed at avoiding another Juukan Gorge disaster ABC 17 November 2021
WA heritage revamp ‘cultural catastrophe’ AAP 17 November 2021
“Damning” Gorge Inquiry Exposes Unlawful Legislation The Wire November 2021

Juukan Gorge inquiry urges national laws to protect sacred sites SMH/Age 18 October 2021

Aboriginal groups and investors form new alliance to protect heritage sites Guardian 13 October 2021
Australia’s Indigenous ask UN to review cultural heritage bill Aljazeera 18 September 2021
Pilbara traditional owners give unanimous thumbs down to proposed heritage laws ABC 31 August 2021
‘Favouring industry’: protesters demand stronger Aboriginal heritage bill to protect sacred WA sites Guardian 19 August 2021

Aboriginal elder takes fight against WA heritage laws to United Nations SMH 22 July 2021 See also: Transcript of speech
Aboriginal groups reject bill to protect cultural heritage in Western Australia mining state Reuters 18 June 2021
A year after the Juukan Gorge blasts, it’s time to listen to Aboriginal people who want to protect land and culture Dr Hannah McGlade Opinion ABC 12 May 2021

‘Every day it’s happening’: Juukan Gorge inquiry told Aboriginal heritage is commonly destroyed Guardian 20 February 2021


Passage of WA Cultural Heritage Bill: Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance demands miners institute a moratorium on further sacred sites destruction AHAA Media Release 14 December 2021.
Open letter: Eminent Aboriginal, Business and Church Leaders, Academics, Legal Fraternity, Artists and Cultural Heritage Experts call on WA Premier to withdraw Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill Media Release quoting AHAA members 30 November 2021 Open letter here.
Disappointment at State Government’s approach to Aboriginal cultural heritage protection Media Release AHAA Co-Chair and Senior Banjima Elder Slim Parker 23 November 2021

Media Release AHAA on tabling of the WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 18 November 2021
Media Release AHAA on release of the WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 17 November 2021

Juukan Gorge Report: WA Traditional Owners respond 18 October 2021
Traditional Owners Excluded from Minister’s Heritage Meeting 27 July 2021
AHAA Addresses UN on WA Cultural Heritage Bill 15 July 2021
WA Aboriginal Elders United in call to halt draft Heritage Bill 18 June 2021


Submissions to the WA Parliament on the The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020.
Submissions to the Federal Senate Inquiry: The destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.