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AustralianSuper seeks tougher penalties for Rio Tinto cave blast – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s largest super fund has told Rio Tinto it wants to see tougher penalties than bonus cuts for the blasting of the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge.

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“We have asked the board to reconsider its response, and are continuing to engage with the company on the matter.”
After a two-month review into how the legally sanctioned blasting went ahead without the traditional owners’ consent, Rio said it had found systemic flaws but “no single root cause or error” and concluded that the three executives’ failures were of “omission rather than commission”.
Mr Jacques would be stripped of 2020 bonus payments worth about $4.8 million, while Ms Niven and Mr…

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