PROTECT ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE
The 2020 destruction of 46,000-year-old rock caves in the Pilbara sent shockwaves around the world. It wasn’t the first event of this kind, and it won’t be the last. Australia’s cultural heritage is being harmed or destroyed every day.
Why you should send an email to the Premier now
The Jawaren and Garnkiny sites in the East Kimberley, Mt Richardson and Lake Wells in the Goldfields, Burrup and Harding Dam in the Pilbara, and Munday Swamp are just the tip of the iceberg. The State Government is pushing a new law through Parliament that will allow the ongoing destruction of more sites like these.
Hundreds of sites are at risk of harm or destruction right now. Many intersect sacred waterways, cave systems, Songlines and Dreamtime locations with irreplaceable engravings, paintings and artefacts dating back tens of thousands of years.
Aboriginal people believe that the proposed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act will not stop the destruction of cultural heritage sites and should not be introduced to Parliament in its current form.