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Help create a new Federal Aboriginal Heritage Act

Community pressure forced Rio Tinto to sacked their CEO – but this fight is far from over. We need to ensure that the destruction at Juukan Gorge never happens again.

Currently there are no legal mechanisms to guarantee the protection of culturally & historically significant sites like at Juukan Gorge. Without strong laws with clear principles for Aboriginal heritage protection, no one can have confidence that we won't see a repeat of this.

Right now, a Federal Senate Inquiry is hearing from Traditional Owners, Aboriginal land councils, and the mining industry. If enough of us chip in, we can once again demonstrate a groundswell of support to give the power to Traditional Owners and protect Aboriginal heritage.

FNJ image The 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site that was blown up by Rio Tinto to expand their iron ore mine in the Pilbara and make billions of dollars in profit.