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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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Rio Tinto should pay restitution to traditional owners for destroying the sacred Juukan Gorge caves, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended.
Earlier this year, the company blasted the 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, despite warnings of the site’s cultural significance.
Today, an interim report made seven recommendations including ceasing mining in the area, improving cultural heritage laws and paying compensation.
In its first recommendation, the inquiry…

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