இன்று காலை மேற்கு அவுஸ்ரேலியா Aboriginal Affairs அமைச்சரின் பேட்டியை கேட்டபொழுது, அவர் தனது அலுவலகத்திற்கு, இந்த விஷயம் பின்புதான் தெரியவந்தது என்று கூறுகிறார்.
ABC News: Marcus Alborn
WA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs says he didn't know about impending destruction of cave sites
Rio Tinto has formally apologised to traditional owners a week after the global mining group blew up two ancient rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge of Western Australia's Pilbara region.
Chris Salisbury, the chief executive of Rio Tinto Iron Ore said in a statement that the company was "sorry" for the distress it had caused the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinkura People.
Archaeologists say excavations of the cave had revealed signs of human occupation dating back 46,000 years and a direct genetic link to its present day Indigenous owners.
Rio said it would "continue to work with the PKKP to learn from what has taken place".
Ben Wyatt, Western Australian Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Producer: Gregg Borschmann
Duration: 11min 24sec
Broadcast: Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8:05am