New legislation has been put into effect on the 1st of July, amid confusion and controversy in Western Australia.

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act was updated following the outrage surrounding Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in 2020.

But how does the new legislation actually operate? and why are so many people opposed?

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Produced By: Jono Wakeley

Featured In Story: Emma Garlett – Industry Fellow and the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland Speaking there with Jono Wakeley

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 5 July 2023