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As the native title representative body for the Yamatji and Pilbara regions of WA, YMAC is a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation. We are run by an Aboriginal Board of Directors, with Regional Committees chosen by our members. Membership is open to all adult Yamatji and Marlpa people. Learn More

As the native title representative body for the Yamatji and Pilbara regions of WA, YMAC is a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation. We are run by an Aboriginal Board of Directors, with Regional Committees chosen by our members. Membership is open to all adult Yamatji and Marlpa people. Learn More

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Protect Aboriginal Heritage WA Campaign

Protect Aboriginal Heritage WA Campaign

Regrettably, due to the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19 and the potential impact on hosting the upcoming ‘Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection Co-Design Workshop’, the organisers have resolved to postpone this important event.

It is hoped that by delaying the workshop we will be able to better ensure participant (and community) health and safety. In line with this, we are now exploring options for delivering the event in a hybrid format – e.g. both in-person and online – which will also increase accessibility and participation. On behalf of the event partners, we appreciate your understanding and patience while the new details are still being settled.

The tentative date is 7 and 8 April. Please keep an eye out for further updates.

In the meantime, should you have any questions, please contact Dionne Lamb at YMAC on (P: 08 9268 7000; E: dlamb@ymac.org.au).

YMAC has been advocating for over a decade for legislative reform. In partnership with fellow members from the WA Alliance of Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers and the National Native Title Council we have launched ProtectAboriginalHeritageWA.org.au

Visit the hub to learn more and find out about upcoming events related to supporting the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

 

YMAC General Information

YMAC General Information

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES – 17 JANUARY

A message for YMAC Members, clients and community

YMAC continues to update our ways of working in the office based on the latest health advice from government. On 16 January the State Government mandated mask wearing in all indoor public venues in Perth and Peel regions. Mask wearing has also been extended to the South West as of 17 January. This announcement follows further cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in the Perth and Peel regions.

The following measures are in place to assist in keeping YMAC staff, visitors our clients and their communities safe from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

YMAC offices update

If you need to visit any YMAC office or to meet a staff member face to face, we recommend you call ahead. For everyone’s safety and to minimise risk, we encourage you to consider if a conversation or meeting can take place via phone or online.

YMAC’s Perth office currently has many staff opting to work from home. All staff and visitors to Perth office are required to wear a face mask, sign in, undertake a temperature check, and follow safe hygiene (e.g., hand sanitise, maintain social distance of 1.5m, cough into elbow). All staff are available through email, phone, or digital meeting.

YMAC Geraldton and Hedland offices remain open for visitors. All staff and visitors will be asked to sign in, undertake temperature check, and follow safe hygiene and – if they have been in Perth after 6 January – to wear a face mask indoors.

Community Information

Proof of vaccination rules are being applied to venues state-wide. To see a list of venues that require proof of vaccination, click here.

‘Fully vaccinated’ means ‘at least two doses.’ Anyone also under a mandate for the double dose must get a booster shot. To see if you are required to get a booster shot, visit the State Government information page here.

For Pilbara residents, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now available. To see a full list of dates, times and locations visit the YMAC website here.

Access to closed communities is permitted for work purposes only. If you are planning a trip to closed communities, please check the State Government rules for travel page here. The Western Desert communities require advance notice and permissions. To check notice and permissions, click here.

Testing: The State Government is recommending anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms to get tested. This includes people who have visited the Perth or Peel region since 6 January. The list of exposure sites is constantly being updated. If you have visited an exposure site at the times listed you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location, unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health.

If you have any questions about business continuity, please contact staff via their individual email or phone. reception@ymac.org.au or during business hours on 1800 270 709.