Protection of First Nations cultural heritage, a Sydney seminar in person and online

The NSW Chapter of the AIAL and EPLA is pleased to present a panel of experts to discuss the protection of cultural heritage laws in Australia.

The discussion takes place in the context of the recent repeal of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA) and the release of the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia’s final report into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge, which criticised existing federal, State and Territory heritage protections and recommended a new framework to set out minimum standards at a national level.

Speakers:• Laurie Perry, CEO of Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation• James Wilson-Miller, Senior Elder of the Gringai Clan of the Wonnarua Nation• Dr Mary-Jean Sutton, Director and Principal Archaeologist at Virtus Heritage• James Walkey, Solicitor at Chalk & Behrendt• Alex Romano, Senior Associate at Chalk & Behrendt

This will be a hybrid event held in person and online. 

Date: Thursday, 14 September 2023

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: Allens, Deutsche Bank Place, Level 28, 126 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000

Ticket Prices:

·                    In person: $20 (AIAL/EPLA member), $35 (non-member)

·                    Online: free (AIAL/EPLA member), $10 (non-member)

Booking link:

Refreshments will be available following the seminar.