Category Archives: CAMPAIGNS

11 Jul
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WHAT YOU CAN DO!

Write to the Premier, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and your local MP to tell them this is an outrage. A selection of emails sent by FARA supporters are available here to inspire you! Honourable Colin J Barnett MEc MLA Email: ...

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09 Jul
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FARA’S Media Release

distributed April 30, 2015 BARNETT BACKS AWAY FROM BURRUP In Opposition, Colin Barnett was a passionate advocate for the ancient rock carvings on the Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago, stating that they were so precious they deserved World Heritage listing ...

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07 Jul
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Latest news on proposed amendments to WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act

As at April 21, 2015 The Aboriginal Heritage Alliance has been getting lots of coverage about the proposed amendments.The announcement of the closure of 150 remote communities in WA adds fuel to this fire and is a devastating indication of ...

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06 Jul
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Australian Government Failure

A fundamental issue that impacts on the lack of protection of the rock art of the Dampier Archipelago is the poor legislation for Aboriginal Heritage protection in this country. Recently (June 2014) the Australian Government produced a draft Australian Heritage ...

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05 Jul
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State Government Failure

Recently the State Government released the draft Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill 2014, drafted to allow for amendments to the way the State’s Aboriginal heritage is managed. They say these amendments offer a balanced suite of reforms that will satisfy the ...

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12 Jun
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Breakthrough on Air Emissions Battle

FARA member Dr John Black has been pursuing express concerns about the adequacy of the science conducted to substantiate claims made by industry and government such as, “… it is unlikely that the relatively small quantities of NO2 and NH3 ...

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12 May
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Prospects PUT TO REST!!

Justin Niessner Friday, 3 October 2014 THE Western Australian Mines Department has refused to grant (FARA italics!) three prospecting licences in the Pilbara region, citing the presence of significant rock art at the site. Burrup Materials had applied to use the ...

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12 Apr
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Latest News on Burrup Materials Pty Ltd

As of 20/11/2013 FARA has continued to press its concerns regarding the applications to mine and prospect, detailed below. We have been communicating with Minister for the Environment Hon. Greg Hunt and have been advised he will schedule a visit ...

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30 Mar
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OUTRAGE: Burrup Materials Pty Ltd application to mine cultural heritage

To the horror of local Aboriginal custodians, archaeological experts and ethically responsible companies, the National Heritage-listed King Bay area is now the target of mining applications by Subiaco-based company Burrup Materials Pty Ltd. FARA is currently agitating about this application to ...

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12 Mar
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Media Releases & Correspondence

FARA regularly makes its views known through the media or to those who influence decisions about the Dampier Archipelago. Here is a selection of most recent activity:   2015 April 30 – Media Release re: Burrup removed from Heritage Register ...

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