Rio Tinto blasting of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal sites compared to Islamic State’s destruction in Palmyra – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: It appears that Australia has been dead set on Population Replacement in Australia. This is just part of “the bigger picture”, First Nation People are only among many to be replaced.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-29/ken-wyatt-says-traditional-owners-tried-to-stop-rio-tinto-blast/12299944

Two sites in the Juukan Gorge were destroyed last weekend
by mining company Rio Tinto, after being approved for destruction in
2013, despite significant archaeological discoveries that were made in
2014.

The blasting of the sites was one of the
worst destructions of an archaeological site in recent memory according
to Peter Stone, the UNESCO chair in Cultural Property Protection and
Peace at Newcastle University in the UK.

Minister says traditional owners called his office in 11th-hour bid to stop blast

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has confirmed he was contacted by legal
representatives of traditional owners trying to stop the destruction of 46,000-year-old cultural sites in the Pilbara.

Mr Wyatt said his office received a call at the 11th hour, a few days before Rio Tinto blasted the site, asking the Federal Government to step in and prevent it.

He said his office provided
advice to a lawyer representing traditional owners about how to access
“Commonwealth provisions” but said he did not step in to stop the blast.

“I was advised that the call had occurred, and that advice had been given
and that the lawyer was proceeding with the advice given,” he said.

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