Submission in response to the draft South Australia Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2016

Uniting Communities welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the Department of State Development, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, on the draft South Australia Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2016, as released in October 2016. This submission complements earlier commentary provided by the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker on the amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, which can be found on… 

No Homelessness Cuts

Uniting Communities is deeply disturbed by media reports today suggesting that the Prime Minister has announced that the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) will end on 30th June this year. The NAHA currently delivers $1.3 billion p.a. funding to public housing and homelessness programs, equivalent to $6.8 billion over the next 5-year budget period. As… 

Enforce the protections provided for in the Aboriginal Heritage Act

The remains of an Aboriginal child were exhumed by police without obtaining agreement from the Traditional Owners of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands or reporting the discovery to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, as required under the South Australia Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 and/or Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016. The removal…