Category Archives: NEWS

05 Jul
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NAIDOC week 2017: Our Languages Matter

We are well and truly into NAIDOC week once more this year. The seven days aimed at celebrating the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee started on Sunday 2nd and will come to a close on the 9th. This ...

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30 May
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Sydney Film Festival to showcase documentary on Murujuga

This year the Sydney Film Festival will include some First Nations movies, such as We don’t need a map (by Warwick Thornton) and In My Own Words (directed by Erica Glynn). Among the many documentaries, one is dedicated to the Pilbara. ...

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27 May
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FARA wins WA Heritage Award for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation

We are extremely pleased to announce that FARA has won the Western Australian Heritage Award for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation. Winners were announced on Friday 26 May 2017. The Heritage Awards have been running for 25 years. They aim at recognising ...

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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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