2012 Murdoch University Berndt Award Recipient - Tim Hilton
Tim Hilton is the recipient of the Berndt Award at Murdoch Univeristy for 2012. ASWA asked Tim to let us know something about his experience at Murdoch and what attracted him to Anthropology. Read Tim's response.
Meeting with Registrar of Aboriginal Sites
The ASWA Committee recently attempted to hold a meeting with the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites. The meeting, which was to be held on Monday 18 February 2013, was to have been an opportunity for ASWA members, particularly professional members, to obtain an update on a number of matters relating to the proposed reforms to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and recent administrative changes at the Department of Indigenous Affairs. Unfortunately, due to the guidelines for the public service during the caretaker period, the Registrar had to respectfully decline the opportunity.
It is hoped that soon after the election outcome is known and a new government is sworn in, it will be possible for ASWA again to provide members with a chance to meet with the Registrar.
Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
In May 2011 Indigenous Affairs Minister Peter Collier announced the appointment of Dr John Avery to assist in the reform of Aboriginal cultural heritage processes in Western Australia which would include a review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. Read the Minister's press statement.
On 1 May 2012, the Minister released a discussion paper arising from the review process. The Minister's press release states that stakeholders have five weeks to comment on the discussion paper which is available online from the Department of Indigenous Affairs. Alternatively, directly link to the pdf version of the discussion paper. The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 5 June 2012 at 5.00 pm.