Category Archives: NEWS

27 Mar
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The world’s largest rock art collection could be destroyed within this century

Great coverage from SBS The world’s largest rock art collection could be destroyed within this century An inquiry was called in November 2016 to investigate if federal and state government entities and private companies operating in the area were adequately ...

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24 Mar
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FARA’s response to the Senate Inquiry’s findings

Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula Friends of Australian Rock Art response to the Senate Inquiry (FARA response to Senate Inquiry report-PDF version) A split decision along party lines from the Senate inquiry into ‘Protection of Aboriginal ...

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24 Mar
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Indigenous owners ‘left out’ of rock art site’s world heritage listing talks

From the Guardian Inquiry finds Burrup peninsula discussions did not properly consult traditional owners The Murujuga Aboriginal Council says it was not substantially consulted about the idea of pursuing a world heritage listing for the Burrup peninsula. Photograph: Graeme Robertson ...

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24 Mar
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Senate committee split on Burrup rock art report

From the West Australian: Senate committee split on Burrup rock art report The Senate committee set up to inquire into the effects of industrial emissions on the Burrup Peninsula’s ancient Aboriginal rock art has split along party lines in their ...

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24 Mar
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Senators divided over protection of priceless Pilbara rock art

The ABC’s take on the senate report Future of globally significant rock art still up in air as Senate inquiry hands down findings A senator involved in a long-awaited inquiry into the future of Australia’s globally significant rock art on ...

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22 Mar
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Senate report on the Burrup finally tabled

The Senate report on the Burrup was finally tabled on Wednesday 21 March. The committee heard of significant flaws in previous rock art monitoring programs and that industrial emissions are causing extremely fast rock degradation. Here’s a video of Senator ...

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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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