Category Archives: NEWS

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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15 Feb
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Brisbane Times: Australia’s ‘most significant site’ kept off UNESCO’s World Heritage list

Marcus Strom has written a powerful article for the Brisbane Times, on the importance of engaging Traditional Owners in the conversations and processes leading up to World Heritage listing by UNESCO. In particular, he analyses what is happening with Murujuga’s ...

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14 Feb
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Federal Senate inquiry into Burrup rock art to be held in Canberra on Friday 17

Inquiry into Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula to have its initial hearing later this week In response to serious concerns about the impact of industrial emissions on Burrup rock art and the failure of CSIRO and ...

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13 Feb
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BURRUP ROCK ART Lecture series with the Frieds of the Art Gallery of WA

Take this great opportunity to learn more about the Burrup’s rock art in a series of lectures from a variety of perspectives. Flyer – Ancient Petroglyphs of the Dampier Archipelago 11am, Saturday 18 February Lecture 1: Protection and preservation of ...

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13 Feb
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CSIRO pulled out of Burrup Peninsula Rock Art Study

CSIRO scientists pulled out of a joint study into the Aboriginal rock art on Burrup Peninsula that the Western Australian government had asked them to do. It can now be revealed that CSIRO scientists Deborah Lau and David Alexander were asked ...

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13 Feb
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CSIRO errors put 30,000-year-old indigenous rock art at risk

Series of errors by the CSIRO has placed the world’s largest collection of indigenous rock art at risk The Burrup Peninsula (Murujuga) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has more than one million rock art engravings. These are distributed over ...

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30 Jan
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Gunditjmara traditional custodians site closer to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status for Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

We are delighted to have an exciting update! In April 2016 we shared the news that Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, on Gunditjmara Country, had received $8m from Victoria State Government to improve its visitor facilities. The investment has paid out, ...

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15 Nov
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** BREAKING!** FARA releases score card results

FARA Scorecard Results Ten days ago Friends of Australian Rock Art sent out questionnaires to the main parties’ Environment representatives to ascertain their level of knowledge of the issues surrounding the rock art of the Burrup peninsula / Murujuga, and ...

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15 Nov
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Government investigates leaks at Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd

In the past year eleven incidents were reported to authorities. Two of these are being formally investigated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. One incident involved the escape of 14 tonnes of toxic ammonia gas from the plant in ...

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