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  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: Further questions for Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto to reappear before Committee to discuss status of their relationship with the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura People following the destruction of rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 26 August 2021


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: Magazine Hill

    The Waanyi Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC will discuss their experience with New Century Resources at a public hearing tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: Critical Insights

    The Minerals Council of Australia will discuss their perspectives on cultural heritage protection and insights into improvements that could be made in the sector with the Northern Australia Committee at a public hearing tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 2 July 2021


  • Finding the balance between heritage and industry

    The Northern Australia Committee will hear from a range of stakeholders to listen to their perspectives on finding the right balance between protecting cultural heritage and allowing industry to operate in Northern Australia.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 17 June 2021


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: Queensland Perspectives

    On Tuesday 8 June, the Northern Australia Committee will hear from representatives of the Cape York Land Council, AECOM, Torres Shire Council and Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Torres Strait Islander Corporation (GBK).

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: Shining a light on Queensland

    On Tuesday 18 May, the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will be examining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage legislation in Queensland, with a public hearing by videoconference.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 17 May 2021


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry ‘goes to’ the Top End

    Tomorrow, the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will be looking at Indigenous heritage protection in the Northern Territory, with a public hearing by videoconference.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 1 March 2021


  • Never Again

    ‘Never again can we allow the destruction, the devastation and the vandalism of cultural sites as has occurred with the Juukan Gorge—never again!’

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry examines the role of government

    Tomorrow, the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will meet two Western Australian agencies with a key role in the Juukan Gorge tragedy—the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites and the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 19 November 2020


  • Juukan Gorge—investing in social responsibility

    Following its visit to Juukan Gorge, the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will meet with superannuation fund HESTA and resources giant Fortescue—two stakeholders who highlight the importance of responsible engagement between the corporate sector and Traditional Owners.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 16 November 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry to visit destroyed sites

    After a COVID-19 delay, the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will finally travel to Western Australia next week to see the damage first hand.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 29 October 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry hears from key stakeholders

    The parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will hold three public hearings next week where it will hear from witnesses including the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation (PKKP), Rio Tinto, and the Western Australian (WA) Government.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 October 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry considers legal issues

    The parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge, will tomorrow hear from the Law Council of Australia and the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), an eclectic mix of stakeholders with a strong interest in Native Title and Indigenous heritage laws.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 1 October 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry ‘visits’ WA

    Issues with travel to Western Australia can’t stop the parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge, with the Northern Australia Committee set to virtually go West next week to speak to Western Australian stakeholders.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 18 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry to question BHP

    The parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge will continue tomorrow with a public hearing featuring BHP.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry – statement on Rio Tinto resignations

    The Northern Australia Committee has welcomed news of the resignations of senior Rio Tinto executives in the wake of the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 11 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry continues

    Despite having to postpone its planned visit to Western Australia because of difficulties associated with interstate travel and the Western Australian Government’s recent changes to its quarantine directions, the Northern Australia Committee remains determined to pursue its inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 10 September 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry commences public hearings

    As part of a Federal Parliament inquiry into the destruction of the Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge the Northern Australia Committee is tomorrow holding a public hearing by teleconference with key stakeholders including Rio Tinto, the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 6 August 2020


  • Parliamentary inquiry into destruction of Indigenous heritage sites

    The Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into the destruction of the Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020


  • Juukan Gorge inquiry: From North to South

    On Tuesday 29 June the Northern Australia Committee will be hearing from stakeholders in South Australia and Queensland – the Global Water Institute, the Queensland Government, the Nuga Nuga Aboriginal Corporation, David Noonan, the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation and Messrs Andrew and Robert Starkey.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 1 January 0001





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    About this inquiry

    On Thursday 11 June 2020 The Senate referred the following inquiry to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia for inquiry and report by 30 September 2020:

    The destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    On Monday, 7 December 2020 The Senate agreed to a reporting extension for the following inquiry to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia for inquiry and report by 18 October 2021.

    Submissions Closed.

    Track Inquiry

    Past Public Hearings

    27 Aug 2021: Canberra
    08 Jul 2021: Canberra
    06 Jul 2021: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

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