Juukan Gorge: Labor commits to new Indigenous heritage protections – video

The federal government will legislate new protections for Indigenous heritage sites, accepting all but one of the recommendations of a report on mining company Rio Tinto’s catastrophic destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal sacred site at Juukan Gorge. But the organisation representing the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) traditional owners of the site says it is ‘angry and disappointed’ by the government’s response because it was not consulted on the content. A spokesperson for Tanya Plibersek said the environment minister’s office attempted to engage with the PKKP ‘on at least four occasions since the response was approved by cabinet on… Source – Full Article Juukan Gorge: Labor commits to new Indigenous heritage protections – video

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