Cape York Media Releases
- Burke must knock back mines threatening the reef - May 05, 2013
- Cape York planning process is a sham - April 23, 2013
- Tree clearing laws in Queensland must be left intact - April 17, 2013
- Rinehart must withdraw rock art mine application - March 08, 2013
- Rhinehart targets ancient Cape York rock art galleries for mining - March 02, 2013
- Burke misses Cape York World Heritage opportunity: No plan B? - February 05, 2013
The Wilderness Society welcomed the news that Gina Rinehart’s Jacaranda Minerals will withdraw the ancient Quinkan rock art sites from its application to explore for minerals around Laura on Cape York but called on the company to withdraw its application until all the indigenous heritage values have been independently assessed alongside its traditional custodians.
The Wilderness Society is shocked that Gina Rhinehart would want to turn one of the world’s top-10 ancient rock art sites into a mine.
The Wilderness Society today called on the Australian Government to deliver on its promise to nominate Cape York for World Heritage listing with Traditional owner consent, following the release of a new report confirming Cape York Peninsula’s natural values meet the World Heritage criteria.