Category Archives: NEWS

18 Feb
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Western Australia chemical plants threaten 40,000-year-old rock art

Western Australia chemical plants threaten 40,000-year-old rock art Anne Davies, Guardian Australia Senate inquiry has heard conflicting evidence on the impact of gas, ammonium and fertiliser plants on the Burrup Peninsula On a far flung peninsula halfway up the coast ...

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18 Feb
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Singing to support Ancient Rock Art

Carmel Charlton has released a song about the Ancient Rock Art after hearing about it on Radio National. Her CD will be available online from www.carmelcharlton.com for anyone who’s interested.  

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31 Dec
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Why scientific monitoring of the effects of industry on our priceless WA rock art is inadequate

FARA’s ‘own’ Professor John Black was very busy late last year, discussing how scientific studies used to monitor the impact of industry on Aboriginal rock art in north west Western Australia are inadequate, potentially exposing more than a million individual ...

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31 Dec
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Senate Committee inquiry – deferred again

The release of the findings of the Senate Committee inquiry into protection of Aboriginal Rock Art of the Burrup Peninsula has been deferred yet again. As you may know, a Senate Inquiry was called early in 2017 to investigate the ...

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28 Oct
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Rock Art Research paper: inadequacies of research to monitor change to rock art

We are pleased to share a recent paper published on Rock Art Research 2017, Vol 34, N.2 (pp 130-148). The piece sheds some light on how change to the rock art of Murujuga has been inadequately monitored, and offers some ...

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17 Oct
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Notification of deferral of Senate Committee inquiry into protection of Aboriginal Rock Art of the Burrup Peninsula

This inquiry was due to present a final report tomorrow Wednesday 18 October. However, FARA has just received notification this morning 17 October that the committee’s report has now been deferred until 29 November. For further information on this important ...

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17 Oct
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Media Alert: Senate Committee to hand down report on impact of industrial emissions on globally significant Burrup Rock Art

On Wednesday 18 October, the Senate’s Standing Committee on Environment and Communications will release its report into the destructive impact of industrial emissions on the globally significant rock art of Murujuga/the Burrup Peninsula on the Dampier Archipelago in WA’s Pilbara ...

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11 Sep
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Murujuga (Burrup) Rock Art Conservation Project

Help save the Burrup Peninsula’s world famous rock art Support independent scientic research urgently needed to protect the art from permanent damage from industry Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula, known as Murujuga to local Indigenous people, has the largest known concentration ...

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23 Aug
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The Future of Murujuga Rock Art

Explosive new research findings will reveal the extent to which Murujuga rock art is being destroyed rapidly by industrial pollution. The Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park holds the greatest known concentration of rock art in the world, with an ...

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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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