Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Great win for Aboriginal heritage protection

The National Native Title Tribunal has rejected a mining application in Weld Range in the Mid West. It is only the second such ruling in the history of the Tribunal. The area in question is located on Wajarri Yamatji native title claim and includes the ancient Wilgie Mia ochre mine, which was added to the national heritage list earlier this year, and other sacred and culturally important sites.

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