As noted at the beginning of the reform process in 2018, and then reinforced by the devastating destruction of Juukan Gorge, it is beyond doubt that the WA Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation needs a major overhaul. In this context, EDO welcomes the need for reform and many elements of the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020 (WA) (the ACH Bill).

The Environmental Defender’s Office acknowledges the sponsorship of Legal Aid Western Australia