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31 Aug 2020

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Australian Associated Press, The Guardian

Rio Tinto boss to meet with traditional owners in Pilbara after company blasted ancient rock shelters

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31 August 2020

Rio Tinto’s chief executive wants to hold talks with Pilbara Indigenous people after the mining giant’s destruction of their ancient rock shelters in Western Australia.

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“JS [Jean-Sebastien Jacques] travelled to Perth two weeks ago and after the mandatory period in quarantine he was able to spend time with Rio Tinto colleagues in the Perth office,” a Rio spokesman told the Australian Financial Review on Monday.

“He is now headed to the Pilbara, where he will have an opportunity to engage with traditional owners and connect with the Rio Tinto iron ore team.”

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