Beyond Dot Paintings

Originally published by New Matilda on February 25, 2015 They say the pen is mightier than the sword. But when the other side holds not only the power of the pen, but all the public relations and legal representation money can buy, you look for other weapons in your arsenal. For senior Garrawa elder Jacky Green, […]

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New standalone laws to water down culture and heritage protection

By Amy McQuire, November 8 2013, Tracker Magazine. NEW SOUTH WALES: Developers could be given greater power to destroy significant Aboriginal culture and heritage under the NSW government’s proposal to deliver long-awaited standalone laws. New South Wales is the only state or territory that hasn’t enacted separate legislation for the protection of our precious culture […]

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Burrup massacre site could be quarried under lease proposal

By Amy McQuire, October 30, 2013, Tracker Magazine. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A site containing thousands of significant rock engravings, including a massacre site, on the precious Burrup Peninsula could be destroyed under a Pilbara Operator’s proposal to quarry rocks from the area. The proposal by Burrup Materials has been blasted as “outrageous” by Wong-goo-tt-oo elder Wilfred […]

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Ausgrid denies liability for ancient site’s destruction

BY AMY MCQUIRE, MAY 10, 2011  Originally published in Tracker Magazine.  How the story broke in the first edition of Tracker magazine (April 2011)….   NEW SOUTH WALES: Ausgrid, formerly known as Energy Australia, has rejected allegations it is liable for the destruction of a significant Aboriginal heritage site on Sydney’s north shore. The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land […]

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POWER SHIFT? Corporate vandals face $1.1m fine for cultural destruction

BY AMY MCQUIRE, APRIL 7, 2011  Originally published in Tracker Magazine.  CEO of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council Paul Morris at the heritage site in Cromer. NEW SOUTH WALES, April 07, 2011: Within weeks of NSW parliament strengthening laws to protect Aboriginal heritage, a state government owned corporation has trashed a significant site, and is now […]

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