Addressing Australia's Indigenous cultural heritage site management crisis: stop the destruction!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Dave Johnston

Indigenous Australian’s, are increasingly speaking out in anger and exasperation in attempting to exert our right to manage and protect our significant heritage sites and places in this era of deliberate weakening and ‘dumbing down’ of the nations’ Indigenous cultural heritage site management policies and legislation. With no public debate nor adequate Indigenous consultations occurring in this era of Indigenous heritage policy and management erosion, the situation has become a national travesty, with Internationally recognised Indigenous core human rights issues, very much, at the fore.

This paper explores some key management issues that have become clearly identifiable in this national heritage crisis.