How Cultural Heritage Laws Can Help Us Speak To Our Future

In recent weeks, the conversation about statues and the history and values they represent have come under increased criticism. The Black Lives Matter movement amplified a long debate about Australia’s historical statues. In mid-June two statues of Captain Cook were vandalised in Sydney which led to the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian saying she would consider tightening laws to prevent future incidents.

To discuss the ethics surrounding cultural heritage laws and how we can re-purpose them to protect both the past and present, we were joined by Dr Lucas Lixinski, an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales Law School.

You can read Dr Lixinski’s opinion piece on the University of NSW website.

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