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Mine company's blasting of rock shelters likened to Taliban

4 days ago   |   By Stl Today

An Australian minister has likened a mining company blasting ancient rock shelters to the Taliban's destruction of giant Buddha carvings and vowed to improve protections of Indigenous cultural heritage. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said Rio Tinto acted lawfully in 2020...
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Mine company's blasting of rock shelters likened to Taliban

Mine company's blasting of rock shelters likened to Taliban

4 days ago   |   By Chron

CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian minister likened a mining company blasting ancient rock shelters to the Taliban's destruction of giant Buddha carvings and vowed Thursday to improve protections of Indigenous cultural heritage.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said Rio Tinto acted lawfully in 2020 when it destroyed two rock shelters in Juukan Gorge in Western Australia state that had been inhabited for 46,000 years.
She said Australia's laws would be updated to prevent such destruction of Indigenous sacred sites happening again.
“It is unthinkable that any culture would knowingly...
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