The Government of Western Australia creates “stolen heritage generation”

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Western Australia paved the way for Australia in the issue of Aboriginal heritage. But now, it’s making a huge backflip. The state passed the nation’s first laws to protect sites of Aboriginal Heritage. The Government of Western Australia has proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act, which will allow the potential destruction of heritage sites by developers.

Aboriginal leaders and the local community have condemned the proposal. In fact, the Government has been accused of creating a “stolen heritage generation”.

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