Rio Tinto

WGAR News: Minister, Protect the Burrup with World Heritage Listing: Greens Senator Scott Ludlam

Newsletter date: 27 June 2013


* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: World Heritage push for world’s oldest rock art
* Greens Senator Scott Ludlam: Minister, Protect the Burrup with World Heritage Listing
* Saffron Howden, SMH: Population weighs heavily on ancient Aboriginal rock art

* Greens MLC Robin Chapple: Local Aboriginal Jobs Sacrificed in Shoddy Government Contract Deal

* Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation: New hope for the Yindjibarndi people
* Ben Leahy, Pilbara Echo: Yindjibarndi sign land access with Rio Tinto


International day against multinational corporations - 22 July 2010

Joanne Dateransi from Bougainville was one of the speakers at a rally organised by LASNET at the State Library of Victoria as part of a worldwide day of protests against the ever-growing pernicious influence of multinational companies. She spoke chiefly about the history of mining giant Rio Tinto’s operations, and opposition to attempts by the company to resume mining.


Democracy needs reform—The cruelty of poll driven politics in Australia

After a series of sudden and drastic moved initiated by a handful of people within some fractions of the Australia Labor Party on Wednesday evening,  Australians woke up the next morning (24 June 2010) watching their elected Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd) cried in front of the TV screen after he was told by the dozens of his colleagues he was finished as prime minister. (Herald Sun, 25 June 2010)

Anti-nuclear protest at RIo TInto AGM in Melbourne - 26 May

Energy Resources Australia (ERA), the company responsible for the Ranger uranium mine recently revealed to have leaked millions of litres of radioactive water into the World Heritage-listed wetlands of Kakadu National Park (, is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, which held its AGM in Melbourne today.


Crackdown on Rio Tinto bosses a good thing

The Australian mainstream media are full of denunciations of China over the trial of the four Rio Tinto executives in Shanghai. However, from the standpoint of trade unionists and opponents of the oppression of Aboriginal people and the peoples of the ex-colonies, the prosecution of the Rio bosses is a good thing.