From the West Australian:
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 opinions on the way forward, in a report released today.
The environment and communications references committee report, into the status of protections for the millions of rock carvings on the Burrup in Dampier, was tabled in the Federal Senate this afternoon
Their inquiry arose from a claim the science used to support the CSIRO’s current acid deposition limit in the area was flawed because it relied on research that looked at the sensitivity of ecosystems, rather than rock, to acidic deposits.
While all committee members were in agreement on the international significance of the Burrup rock art, they failed to agree on any one set of recommendations, with senators from each party instead compiling separate lists.