Category Archives: CAMPAIGNS

23 Mar
0

Indigenous people’s voices aid divestment

That is what has happened in Norway, where the Sami Parliament might have been instrumental in pushing KLP, the second largest pension fund, to divest from the controversial Dakota Access Pipe Line project in the USA. Vibeke Larsen, president of ...

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06 Mar
0

McGowan breaks silence on the Burrup

**BREAKING NEWS** Mark McGowan, WA Labor leader, has finally broken his silence about what he would do about the astonishing heritage on Murujuga, or Burrup Peninsula, in the Pilbara region. Below is his statement, given when he was asked today if ...

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05 Mar
0

Letter to Editor: Review Burrup Developments

We were thrilled to be contacted by Mike Taverner, who after reading some articles about the rock art of the Burrup on the Canberra Times, decided to write a letter to the newspaper. Below is what he wrote. Last week ...

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01 Mar
0

What’s new Barnett? World Heritage listing or on the art of following through and keeping your word

Friends of Australian Rock Art is truly pleased that Premier Barnett has promised that, if re-elected, he would push for World Heritage listing for Murujuga. However, we wonder why he did not go ahead over twelve months ago. Back then, ...

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17 Feb
0

Pollution and Politics – ignorance is no excuse at Murujuga

Professor Jo McDonald has written a piece for The Conversation that we recommend reading. It provides a very comprehensive overview of the situation at Murujuga/Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She writes “One of the major concerns ...

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16 Feb
0

Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula – Senate inquiry: program released

Dear Friends, we are pleased to share the Senate inquiry program for tomorrow’s public hearing in Canberra. FARA will be presenting its submission for Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula via teleconference at 12.00 (09.00 WAST).  

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15 Feb
0

Brisbane Times: Australia’s ‘most significant site’ kept off UNESCO’s World Heritage list

Marcus Strom has written a powerful article for the Brisbane Times, on the importance of engaging Traditional Owners in the conversations and processes leading up to World Heritage listing by UNESCO. In particular, he analyses what is happening with Murujuga’s ...

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14 Feb
0

Federal Senate inquiry into Burrup rock art to be held in Canberra on Friday 17

Inquiry into Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula to have its initial hearing later this week In response to serious concerns about the impact of industrial emissions on Burrup rock art and the failure of CSIRO and ...

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13 Feb
0

BURRUP ROCK ART Lecture series with the Frieds of the Art Gallery of WA

Take this great opportunity to learn more about the Burrup’s rock art in a series of lectures from a variety of perspectives. Flyer – Ancient Petroglyphs of the Dampier Archipelago 11am, Saturday 18 February Lecture 1: Protection and preservation of ...

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13 Feb
0

CSIRO pulled out of Burrup Peninsula Rock Art Study

CSIRO scientists pulled out of a joint study into the Aboriginal rock art on Burrup Peninsula that the Western Australian government had asked them to do. It can now be revealed that CSIRO scientists Deborah Lau and David Alexander were asked ...

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