Aboriginal Heritage Act – Draft Consultation Bill

Dear Members,

As you may be aware the Western Australian State Government has for some time been reviewing the Aboriginal Heritage Act ahead of making substantial amendments to it. They have now prepared a draft consultation bill, that if adopted by Parliament, will form the new Act.

The State Government are currently doing roadshows around the State seeking input on the consultation bill. NNTAC will be meeting with the Government and making submissions on behalf of Ngadju in relation to the bill. If there is anything you do or don’t like in the bill, please call Michelle Alexander or myself and we can make those submissions on your behalf when we meet the Government.

As always please give me a call if you would like to discuss anything about the bill or the Heritage Act generally.

Kind regards,

Robert Klug |Chief Executive Officer

M: 0419 431 131  T: (08) 9462 3500  F: (08) 9462 3555

Level 8, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000

PO Box 2710, Cloisters Square, Perth 6850

Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC ABN 40 829 460 147 ICN 8297

W: www.nntac.org.au E: robert.klug@nntac.org.au


Good morning,

The draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 is now publicly available.

We will be running Community Consultation Sessions on the proposed changes at the following locations:-

  1. Warburton College (to be confirmed), Tuesday 29 September 2020 – 10am
  2. Kalgoorlie, Wednesday 30 September 2020 – Railway Function Room (51 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie) – 10am
  3. Leonora, Thursday 1 October 2020 – Community Resource Centre (60 Tower Street) – 10:00am
  4. Esperance, Friday  2 October 2020 – Esperance Bay Yacht Club (The Esplanade) – 10am

You are welcome to attend, please feel free to distribute this information.

Please contact me with any questions or discussions you wish to have prior to these sessions.

A copy of the draft Bill is attached at the link below:-

https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/getmedia/9980237c-35a5-499e-a231-711f9f7c8c47/AH-Consultation-Draft-Aboriginal-Cultural-Heritage-Bill-2020

Kind regards

Ceonie Clinch | Senior Heritage Officer Regions | Heritage Operations

32 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430

(08) 9080 5501 | 0429 705 613

www.dplh.wa.gov.au            

Wirrpanda Foundation

A message from the CEO

To our valued supporters,

In these uncertain times, the Wirrpanda Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our staff, participants and community. Because of this, Mineral Resources Park will continue to be closed to the public, staff are working from home where they can and we have moved to digital engagement where possible.

There is no doubt these circumstances have forced us to adapt quickly, and I am incredibly proud of our team for adjusting to this new normal so rapidly. Our programs have moved from face-to-face meetings to online, and will continue to run this way for as long as necessary. This has meant our mentors can continue to engage with and assist our participants, place them into the workforce and offer support where they need.

Our Deadly Sista Girlz mentors are delivering food hampers (while adhering to social distancing rules) to those DSG families who may need a little extra support at this time, as well as creating hygiene packs for participants and delivering sessions virtually. In saying this, we are also pursuing further digital avenues and ways in which we can connect with our participants and you all, and hope you will continue to follow our social channels to keep updated.

We know it is tough out there at the moment, especially for job seekers, and we implore you to get in touch with us if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander seeking work. We, as always, will do whatever we can to assist you in finding meaningful employment.

We are lucky enough to have government and corporate funding that should see us through these tough times, and although we will most certainly take a hit, we are well aware that we are one of the lucky ones. A big thank you to our funders for their continued support and assistance navigating these challenging times.

Take care of yourselves and your family, stay safe, and enjoy a happy Easter (albeit a quieter one than usual).

Kind regards,
Lisa Cunningham
Chief Executive Officer