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Gomeroi custodians lose bid to protect sacred sites from NSW Shenhua coalmine – The Guardian

Traditional owners were suing environment minister in the federal court over areas of significant Aboriginal culture heritage in the Liverpool Plains

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The Gomeroi people have lost their legal bid to protect significant areas of Aboriginal cultural heritage within the footprint of the Shenhua Watermark open-cut coalmine on the Liverpool Plains in north-west New South Wales, but said they will fight on a new front.
Gomeroi custodian Dolly Talbott was suing the environment minister, Sussan Ley, in the federal court, alleging Ley made an error of law in deciding not to make a declaration to protect the Aboriginal heritage.
On Wednesday, federal …

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