Media Releases

4 August 2022 BNTAC meets with WA Minister for Lands- more answers to come.

7 July 2022   The Karijini Experience 2023 - New dates in its Banjima Homeland

26 May 2022   BNTAC submission - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 (WA): regulations co-design phase 1

3 February 2022   2022 Karijini Experience cancelled due to COVID-19

14 December 2021 BNTAC Letter to Minister Dawson re ACH Bill debate in Parliament

23 November 2021 Disappointment at State Government’s approach to Aboriginal cultural heritage protection

24 February 2021  BNTAC and BHP joint statement: Mining Area C rock fall

10 September 2020 Banjima Elders to advise on South Flank Heritage


11 October 2022 ABC 730 Report - Traditional owners reignite debate on stalled plans to clean up asbestos waste at Wittenoom

29 September 2022 The New York Times - The Last Days of an Outback Town Where Every Breath Can Be Toxic

5 August 2022 ABC Pilbara Radio interview - Maitland Parker talks about meeting the Minister for Lands to discuss the clean up of Wittenoom

30 May 2022  The Guardian ‘I’m so angry, I’m wild’: the never-ending wait to clean up asbestos town Wittenoom 

11 April 2022 SBS 'It has devastated Aboriginal people': WA govt has no plans to clean-up Wittenoom

5 April 2022 ABC Australia Wide Wittenoom...can it ever be cleaned up?

5 April 2022 Ngaarda Media Elder calls for Asbestos Clean up

4 April 2022 ABC Pilbara Wittenoom is officially closed, but can the asbestos be cleaned up?

24 March 2022 ABC Pilbara WA government bill to close asbestos-riddled town Wittenoom ends 'dark chapter' of state's history

16 January 2022 ABC Back Roads Series 8 'Tom Price, WA' - featuring Banjima country.

21 Dec 2021 Pilbara News Banjima Elder voices dismay over proposed Wittenoom memorial

12 Oct 2021 SBS Banjima take Wittenoom clean-up fight to WA Parliament

18 Sep 2021 A message from Banjima elder Maitland Parker to his community

7 Sept 2021 SBS The Point Out of sight: Australia's most toxic site untouched for 60 years

20 Aug 2021 NIT Banjima Elder Slim Parker says Aboriginal people ‘must be heard’ in new heritage bill

4 July 2021 ABC Pilbara Wittenoom's asbestos mining waste continues to lay unresolved after 55 years

5 Nov 2020 ABC Rural Remembering the 1946 Pilbara strike, Australia's longest, that paved the way for Indigenous rights

20 Aug 2020 The Guardian Banjima people caught up in BHP's Pilbara mine expansion say they were forced to 'trade away' heritage

13 Jun 2020 ABC Radio National Dozens more ancient heritage sites could be destroyed by Australian mining companies

11 Jun 2020 SBS BHP promises not to destroy Banjima sacred sites in the Pilbara

11 Jun 2020 The Guardian BHP agrees not to damage 40 Aboriginal heritage sites without consulting traditional owners

14 July 2019 Ngaarda Media Banjima Elders encourage corroboree

9 Feb 2019 ABC Radio National The ghosts of Wittenoom: the lethal asbestos still putting Aboriginal lives at risk

2 Feb 2019 ABC Radio National The ghosts of Wittenoom: how asbestos changed the lives of the Pilbara's Aboriginal people

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