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Article

8 Jun 2020

Author:
Reconciliation Australia

Statement on Rio Tinto

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9 June 2020

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The blasting activity in Juukan Gorge by Rio Tinto exposes a broken relationship with the Puutu Kunti Kurama and Pinikura (PKKP) Peoples and a breathtaking breach of a respectful relationship.

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Rio Tinto's actions failed to meet their own aspirations to advance reconciliation and do not meet the standards Reconciliation Australia expects of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) partners.

...Reconciliation Australia has revoked its endorsement of Rio Tinto as an Elevate RAP organisation and suspended the company from the RAP program.

Review of the suspension will be dependent on how Rio Tinto engages with and responds to the PKKP Peoples....

It is also dependent on the company keeping their commitment to a full and public release of a review into the actions that led to the destruction of Juukan Gorge....

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