‘Every day it’s happening’: Juukan Gorge inquiry told Aboriginal heritage is commonly destroyed

‘Every day it’s happening’: Juukan Gorge inquiry told Aboriginal heritage is commonly destroyed

The Guardian

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Cultural sites are being lost daily across Australia and stronger legal protections are essential, federal inquiry hears

The federal inquiry into Rio Tinto’s destruction of the 46,000-year-old caves at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia has heard that the lack of protection of Aboriginal culture and heritage is an every day challenge for Aboriginal people nationally, not just in the Pilbara.

The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council told the inquiry that destruction of Aboriginal heritage is happening across the country on a daily basis.

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