Australian Aboriginal opposition mounts to new state heritage laws

  • World
  • Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Opposition is mounting from Australian Indigenous groups to draft Western Australian heritage legislation as groups say there is little change to regulations that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy culturally and historically important caves last year.

Rio's destruction of the 46,000 year old Juukan Gorge rock shelters led to a leadership overhaul and a national inquiry into how heritage of the world's oldest living continuous culture is managed.

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