Rio Tinto’s full submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia’s Inquiry
31 July 2020
Rio Tinto welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Joint Standing Committee’s Inquiry into the destruction of the rockshelters at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The Inquiry presents an opportunity to examine in detail the events leading up to the destruction of the rockshelters and to identify areas where Rio Tinto believes changes in the way we operate will be required. We will also provide our views on potential changes to legislative frameworks, as requested by the Committee.
Our detailed submission is set out in the Introduction and Sections that follow.
We are determined to learn the lessons from what happened at Juukan Gorge, to restore a relationship of trust with the PKKP people and to re-build Rio Tinto's reputation for cultural heritage management.