Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ABC Online Indigenous - News

ABC Online Indigenous - News

Complaints over breaches of the Aboriginal Heritage Act during the stand-off over the Kimberley gas hub have been referred for a hearing in October.

Earlier this year, the Department of Indigenous Affairs received three complaints alleging serious breaches of the act, including claims that protesters buried toilet waste and Woodside damaged burial sites and middens.

The results of its investigation have been referred to the Western Australian Government's Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee, who will decide if any breaches did occur.

Aboriginal elder Joseph Roe says he is confident the Department found enough evidence for his complaint against Woodside to be upeld.

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