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Ivan Glasenberg also said 'hard investors' were more focused on shareholder returns than on issues such as Juukan Gorge, reports @hansvan333 .

Just months ago Rio Tinto was publicly slammed for blowing up the Juukan Gorge, in remote Western Australia. But now there’s a new battleground forming over the protection of Indigenous heritage right on Sydney’s doorstep.

Rio Tinto still has 1,780 approvals to destroy Aboriginal sacred sites, Juukan Gorge inquiry told

Rio Tinto accused of 'incremental genocide' after grilling at Juukan Gorge inquiry

The Australian mining sector's treatment of traditional owners has been described as a form of "incremental genocide" during a public hearing into Rio Tinto's blasting of the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters

Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg says disasters like Brazil dam collapses & Juukan Gorge debacle affect the image of the mining industry. “But is that affecting how we trade? A certain amount but hard investors also just look at the returns we are giving them.” (via @ftlive  @humenm )

The Australian mining sector's treatment of traditional owners has been described as a form of "incremental genocide" during a public hearing into Rio Tinto's blasting of the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters. #wanews  #Perthnews 

Fortescue urged to front MPs after two days of 'damning' evidence to Juukan Gorge inquiry

Fortescue urged to front MPs after two days of 'damning' evidence to Juukan Gorge inquiry

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This shows the emptiness of the apology from Rio Tinto, the Juukan Gorge Cave Blasters. Not only did they destroy a 46,000 yr old heritage site, now they are letting the retrieved artefacts waste away in old shipping containers. Rio is beyond disgrace.

The CEO of mining company Rio Tinto quit amid outrage after it destroyed ancient Aboriginal caves in Australia. The 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge caves had some of the earliest known bone tools in Australia, plus DNA linked to Indigenous people still living in the area.

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The three executives deemed to be partially responsible for the destruction of Juukan Gorge will leave the company after a shareholder revolt.

#BREAKING #RioTinto  CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques has been forced out after a huge public backlash. Over 30k of you signed petitions, spoke out, and stood in solidarity with First Nations people after the mining giant wilfully destroyed part of the 46,0000 year old Juukan Gorge.

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After more than a week, why hasn't Morrison condemned this? Rio Tinto's corporate arrogance has robbed all Australians. Juukan Gorge's shelters nine-times older than Stonehenge, 23-times older than the Colosseum and 75-times older than Machu Picchu.

Last month, mining company Rio Tinto blew up a 46,000 year old sacred site at Juukan Gorge, Western Australia, reminiscent of Isis destroying ancient temples at Palmyra. The company had been warned, but went ahead. Protest tomorrow, 9th, at Rio Tinto, Hay Street, Perth, at 1pm.

So, turns out in 2015 Rio Tinto even made a documentary WITH the PKKP traditional owners about the archeological discoveries in Juukan Gorge. Whilst Rio Tinto has apologised for destroying the 46,000 year old site it defies belief they did not know how important the sites were.

“The Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation (PKKPAC) vehemently rejects statements made by Rio Tinto this week claiming that the corporation had not relayed the significance of rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge or our preference that they be preserved."

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A mining company destroyed a 46,000-year old Aboriginal heritage site in Australia. Juukan Gorge is one of the most ancient Aboriginal sites, with digs finding tools and 4,000-year old hair: "We won't having anything to show the next generation." (Photo: PKKP Aboriginal Corp)

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