An excellent landmark decision. Respecting the traditional rites and rights …

Comment on Mining company convicted and fined for desecration by Phil Walcott.

An excellent landmark decision. Respecting the traditional rites and rights of the people is paramount. Though the fine imposed was less than a third of what it could have been under the terms of the Act, it was the decision that has made history. Mining companies have a duty and responsibility to adhere to the agreements entered into. As the industry evolves, there are some very dubious practices involved in extracting materials being utilised.
Fracking as a practice has been banned altogether in France and other places around the world. It has also had drastic impacts in Pennsylvania. Future agreements with mining companies in Australia must exclude that practice where it threatens water supplies and people’s livelihoods.

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