Submissions and Statements

The AICCM advocates on behalf of the cultural preservation sector through the following activities:

• Respond to relevant parliamentary enquiries

• Develop policies and declarations

• Liaise with allied cultural heritage and GLAM sector with allied cultural heritage and GLAM sector organisations to advocate

Describing the change that you seek is one of cornerstones of effective advocacy and over the past decade the AICCM has prepared statements and submissions and established several committees to help guide advocacy work in targeted areas. AICCM has made the following statements and submissions on issues affecting Australian conservation and cultural heritage.

31 July 2020

This is a submission by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia on the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Read the AICCM submission here [PDF – 173 KB]

Further information regarding the Inquiry available online:

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Northern_Australia/CavesatJuukanGorge

9 June 2020

Statement by the AICCM on the destruction of the Pilbara Caves.

Read the statement here. [PDF – 86 kb]

Read the press release here [PDF – 141kb]

28 May 2020

Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19 by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material.

Read the submission here. [PDF – 158 kb]

17 May 2020

Submission to the inquiry into Governments management of the Powerhouse Museum and other museums and cultural projects in New South Wales.

Read the submission here. [PDF – 872 kb]

28 April 2020

Submission into the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Read the submission here [PDF – 137KB]

Find out more about the Royal Commission here.

2019

Letter to the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Read the letter here. [PDF – 223 KB]

Response from the Department of Communication and the Arts.

Read the letter here. [PDF – 76 KB]

2018

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material.

Read AICCM’s submission here. [PDF – 98 KB] Find out more about the Inquiry here.

2015

AICCM response to the delisting of Burrup Peninsula ancient rock art site from state heritage register.

Read AICCM’s submission here. [PDF – 401 KB]

2014

AICCM response to ‘Green Army Response’

Read AICCM’s submission here. [PDF – 160 KB]

2013

Submission to The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications’ Enquiry into recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events. Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), Victorian Division.

Read the submission here. [PDF – 245 KB]

2011

AICCM response to National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper

Read the submission here. [PDF – 56 KB]

1995

AICCM contributed to the National Conservation and Preservation Policy for Movable Cultural Heritage Policy developed by the Heritage Collections Committee and its Conservation Working Party which were established under the auspices of the Cultural Ministers Council in 1995.

Read the Policy here. [PDF – 1.8MB]

Read the National Conservation Program Summary August 1995 here. [PDF – 6.2MB]