Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) De-registered

One of the world’s most prolific and oldest rock art galleries was last week de-registered by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. This is due to controversial new guidelines which outline that a site must be ‘devoted to a religious use rather than a place subject to mythological story, song or belief’. This new definition completely disregards Aboriginal law and belief systems, and will only see more sacred and significant sites left unprotected. Anne McQuire, from the New Matilda, reports on the de-registration here.


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