Category Archives: NEWS

24 May
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Toxic cloud released by YARA

FARA has an image of a toxic cloud released recently by YARA during its commissioning phase. The released occurred earlier this month. We understand it might happen quarterly, as these releases of toxic material might occur with every start up ...

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23 Apr
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Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation to testify at Senate inquiry

As our readers might be aware, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) did not present any submissions nor testified at the Federal Senate inquiry in February this year. This Pilbara Aboriginal corporation is made up by five groups, the Ngarluma people, the Mardudhunera ...

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20 Apr
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Ancient rock art of the Burrup may be gone within a generation

Since the 1960s the ancient petroglyphs of the Burrup peninsula / Dampier Archipelago, estimated now at 45,000 years old, have had to struggle against increasing industrial development. In a recent scientific paper published in the peer-reviewed international Journal of Archaeological ...

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23 Mar
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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
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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
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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
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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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26 Feb
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FARA announces 2017 Annual General Meeting

Once again it is that time of the year when we meet with our membership base. At FARA we look forward to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as it is an important time to reflect and to share achievements and ...

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17 Feb
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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
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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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