Tag Archives | Heritage

Parliament calls for the repatriation of the Gweagal shield

The return of key Aboriginal artefacts from the point of first contact between Captain Cook and the First Peoples of Australia was supported by NSW Parliament today after a motion calling for the repatriation of the Gweagal shield and spears from the British Museum and the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to the Gweagal people passed the […]

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Priceless Aboriginal Heritage faces destruction from light rail excavation

An immediate stop work order is needed to protect a priceless Aboriginal heritage site from destruction for the South East Light Rail project. The Aboriginal heritage site in Randwick, adjacent to the Royal Randwick racecourse, has already yielded more than 21,000 artefacts from a series of small excavation pits. The entire site faces imminent destruction from machine excavators […]

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Aboriginal Heritage – 100% destruction rate from NSW government

With Aboriginal heritage under assault across the State the Greens are renewing the call for standalone Aboriginal heritage laws in NSW that treat Aboriginal heritage with the respect it deserves as a priceless part of this planet’s oldest continuing culture. Whether it is destroying ten thousand years of history for a fried chicken outlet in […]

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Hunter heritage under threat

The Hunter is blessed with an enormous depth of Aboriginal heritage, culture and history. The rich soils of the Hunter Valley, the abundant estuaries on the coast, the sandstone escarpments of the mountains and the fertile river flats have been home to Aboriginal people for well over 20,000 years. Rock carvings, scar trees, sharpening grooves, birth […]

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People power: Native Title game-changer for coal

The Plains Clans of the Wonnaruah People have had a terrific outcome with the Native Title Tribunal the Wonnarua people as native title claimants over 10,000 square kilometres of the Hunter, as reported by the Newcastle Herald: The tribunal accepted that applicants Scott Franks and Robert Lester, on behalf of the Wonnarua People, were direct descendants of […]

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MEDIA ACCC investigates claims of Aboriginal and mining ‘cartels’

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: Mining companies and Aboriginal groups allegedly engaged in “cartel conduct”, including price fixing for work involving ancient indigenous heritage sites, according to claims investigated by the competition watchdog. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not act on the claims but will monitor the situation, and asked the […]

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Give 10/50 the Chop & save our neighbourhood trees

The 10/50 Clearing Code of Practice is now in operation with clearing occurring across the State. The policy is already causing the loss of much loved suburban greenery, as well as endangered ecological communities such as coastal littoral rainforest. Local communities must be given the opportunity to opt-out from the code and become 10/50 Free Zones Environmental […]

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Media Release: Greens welcome Thompson Square Green Ban

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge has welcomed today’s announcement by the CFMEU to place a ‘Green Ban’ on Thompson Square, Windsor in response to the Government’s approved controversial Windsor Bridge Replacement Project. Last year the NSW Government made a last-minute Christmas Eve announcement that it would approve the project despite its own internal advice regarding […]

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