NSW: NSW’s state-owned energy company – Ausgrid- destroyed a significant rock engraving on Sydney’s north shore in late 2010. The company entered a guilty plea but have only been slapped with a $4690 fine, dodging the maximum penalty in a case that illustrates the vulnerability of the state’s priceless Aboriginal heritage, writes AMY MCQUIRE.
NEW SOUTH WALES: The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has made no decision on whether it will prosecute the state-owned Ausgrid and a subcontractor over the destruction of a significant Aboriginal site on Sydney’s northern beaches over a year ago.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is still dragging its feet on whether to prosecute a major energy company over the destruction of a significant Aboriginal heritage site on Sydney’s north shore, predicting it won’t finish its investigation until later this year.
NEW SOUTH WALES, April 07, 2011: Within weeks of NSW parliament strengthening laws to protect Aboriginal heritage, a state government owned corporation has trashed a significant site, and is now facing penalties of more than $1 million. But the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council has found the government less than willing to act to enforce [...]