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Commonwealth liable for sacred site damage: High Court

Traditional owners have praised a High Court decision ruling the Commonwealth can be held criminally liable for damage to Aboriginal sacred sites.

  • Andrew Brown and Dominic Giannini
  • The Queenslander
  • AAP

In a unanimous ruling, the country’s highest court on Wednesday overturned a Northern Territory Supreme Court decision in relation to Parks Australia causing damage to an Indigenous sacred site in Kakadu National Park in 2019.

The case had centred on damage to Gunlom Falls within the national park, after the construction of a…

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