Aboriginal people believe these new laws will not stop the ongoing destruction of WA’s Aboriginal cultural heritage and should have undergone further development in partnership with Traditional Owners before being introduced to Parliament.


This has been a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get it right for the benefit of all Australians. What’s important now is for government and industry to commit to working together in the true spirit of partnership – to co-design the policies, codes and regulations associated with the new laws to ensure the right balance between cultural heritage protection and economic benefit.