Country, Culture, People, Future

July 2014

Have your say on proposed changes to Aboriginal heritage law

Posted: July 9th, 2014

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YMAC is very concerned about proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA). Click on the two links below to read more about YMAC’s concerns and how you can make your submission to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs by 6 August 2014.

Letter from the YMAC chairs on proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act

Changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act- YMAC fact sheet

YMAC strongly encourages Traditional Owners to be informed about these proposals and to make a submission in writing to the DAA before the deadline.

How to make a submission:

1. Read the fact sheet above and go to or call the DAA on 1800 727 985 to find out about the amendments

2. Send your comments to or

Chief Heritage Officer

Department of Aboriginal Affairs

PO Box 3153


3. The deadline for submissions is 6 August 2014

Indigenous Advanced Management Scholarships

Posted: July 9th, 2014

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The Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA) is offering two full scholarship places for Indigenous participants to attend the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in September. The scholarship is funded by BHPB and includes the full program fee (inclusive of meals and accommodation), travel, transfers, and transit fees of up to $2000 if the participant is coming from elsewhere in Australia. .

The Advanced Management Program is run by AIM WA and the University of Western Australia Business School. The program runs from 7th – 12th September and will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to take the next step in executive leadership.

For more information on the Advanced Management Program click here. Information on the scholarship can be found on page six of the attached brochure or by contacting AIM WA.

AIM-UWA Business School Executive Education Advanced Magement Program Brochure

Celebrating NAIDOC Week!

Posted: July 7th, 2014

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NAIDOC Week began yesterday with events held throughout Australia.

The NAIDOC theme for 2014 is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond. This theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have fought for the defence of country.

YMAC staff joined many other organisations at the NAIDOC Opening ceremony where a number of outstanding acts performed with further celebrations to follow in the Pilbara and Yamatji regions.

For more information about events near you visit the NAIDOC website.

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

Disclaimer: Caution: Please be advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased people.

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