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.
22 August 2022
In August 2022 the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) made a submission to the Arts Office in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts on the development of a new National Cultural Policy.
Read the submission here [PDF – 238 KB]
13 November 2020
Statement by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material on the felling of the Djab Wurrung ‘Directions’ Tree
Read the AICCM statement here [PDF – 122 KB]
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]
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 – 141 KB]
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 the Government’s 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 – 137 KB]
Find out more about the Royal Commission here.
AICCM response to the delisting of Burrup Peninsula ancient rock art site from state heritage register.
Read AICCM’s submission here. [PDF – 401 KB]
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]
AICCM response to National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper
Read the submission here. [PDF – 56 KB]
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]