Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 23-Jun-21
Some Western Australian Indigenous leaders claim new legislation aimed at preventing a repeat of Rio Tinto’s 2020 destruction of the 46,000-year old Jukaan Gorge heritage site offers even less heritage protection, and they are seeking veto power over mining developments in WA. One such leader is Banjima elder Slim Parker, who has attacked BHP over the time it is taking to investigate damage to a culturally important cave at one of its mines on Banjima country. The WA government is not willing to allow Indigenous leaders veto powers over mining developments, while the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy also opposes the idea.
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