ABC Pilbara Reports - WITTENOOM PETITION DISAPPOINTMENT
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WITTENOOM PETITION DISAPPOINTMENT
A WA Greens MP says questions about who should rehabilitate Wittenoom are being kicked down the road.
Brad Pettitt tabled a petition in parliament on behalf of Banjima traditional owners last year, which urged the government to find out who is responsible for the clean-up of the town's asbestos contamination.
Parliament's environment and public affairs committee found the issue is serious but did not recommend a pathway for rehabilitation.
Mr Pettitt said it was a missed opportunity and felt the committee should have identified who is responsible for the clean-up.
"The committee just noted it would be a big and expensive process but didn't actually talk about any other ways forward," he said.
"I think it was pretty disappointing for the Banjima people and I think it was pretty disappointing as well, because frankly this issue has been kicked down the road by consecutive governments."