Rio Tinto has turned to its Danish chief financial officer as its new boss, ignoring calls from politicians to appoint an Australian in the wake of the Juukan caves disaster. Former Woodside board member Jakob Stausholm has been named to help restore the mining giants battered reputation.
Mining companies should be halted from undertaking new exploration or operations on Indigenous sites until stronger protections are made law, according to a report on Rio Tinto’s destruction of Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara.
Members of the local skating community will be able to have their say on a future skate park. City of Bayswater councilors at the July 21 meeting voted unanimously in favour of Cr Stephanie Gray’s motion to bring back the skate park development advisory committee.
A Jewish community group in Noranda has received almost $200,000 to improve security. Chad Lubavitch of WA uses its Garson Court facilities for synagogue services, adult education, children’s programs and other community services.