Audio: $260,000 fine for practicing Aboriginal culture

Nov 12, 2013, 08:27 AM

Thomas Wright - National Indigenous Radio - 12 November 2013

A Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer says Aboriginal people in the state could be fined up to $260,000 for practicing their culture.

As Parliament resumes its 44th sitting, the Tasmanian State Parliament is expected to address the controversial Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage bill.

Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer Michael Mansell says, the bill could enforce high fines including fining an Aboriginal person several thousand dollars for refusing to disclose the location of a sacred site.