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Rio Tinto may have to pay $250 million in Juukan Gorge compensation, native title chief warns – ABC News

Rio Tinto could have to pay up to $250 million in compensation to the traditional owners of the Juukan Gorge heritage site, according to the chief executive of…

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Rio Tinto could have to pay up to $250 million in compensation to the traditional owners of Juukan Gorge, according to the chief executive of the National Native Title Council.
Key points:

  • A parliamentary inquiry has found Rio Tinto should pay compensation
  • The company destroyed the 46,000-year-old rock shelters earlier this year
  • The mining industry is opposing calls for WA’s Section 18 approvals to cease

Council chief executive Jamie Lowe said that the sites destroyed for the expansion of Rio Tinto’s…

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