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Elders appeal to respect sacred sites

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Damage by fire on Billygoat Hill: The stories need to live on, writes Amelia Turner Kngwarreye. PHOTO: Tourists enjoying Billygoat Hill.

 

Whittling away at sacred sites protection

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A tree to be sacrificed and more weakly defined protection provisions are the hallmarks of the AAPA authority certificate for works to put in a boardwalk skirting Tharrarltneme (Annie Meyer Hill). Report by KIERAN FINNANE.

Mining company convicted and fined for desecration

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The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) is calling for miners to respect the law and honour their agreements, following the historic prosecution of  OM Manganese Ltd for the desecration of an Aboriginal sacred site, writes AAPA CEO Dr Ben Scambary. The company was today fined $150,000 in the Darwin Magistrates’ Court for one count of desecration to, and one count of damaging, the ‘Two Women Sitting Down’ sacred site at Bootu Creek manganese mine on Banka Banka station, 170km north of Tennant Creek.

Pictured: The site damage seen from the Eastern rim of the Masai pit looking across to the collapsed bull nose which includes the registered sacred site. Photo courtesy AAPA.  

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