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Rio Tinto should pay compensation for Juukan Gorge caves blast, inquiry recommends – ABC News

Traditional owners should be paid restitution by Rio Tinto for the destruction of the sacred Juukan rock shelters, a parliamentary inquiry finds.

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Mining giant Rio Tinto should pay compensation to traditional owners for destroying the sacred Juukan Gorge caves, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended.
Key points:

  • A parliamentary inquiry report says Rio Tinto’s role in the destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves is “inexcusable”
  • The inquiry recommends the mining giant compensate traditional owners for the loss of the sacred site and commit to reconstructing it
  • The report makes seven recommendations dealing with compensation, Indigenous heritage…

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