AUSTRALIAN MINER FINED FOR DESECRATING ABORIGINAL SITE

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SYDNEY: An Australian mining firm was convicted on Friday of desecrating a sacred outback Aboriginal site in the first ruling of its kind aimed at protecting one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures. OM (Manganese) Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Singapore-based OM Holdings Limited, was fined Aus$150,000 ($133,600) for damaging the spiritual significance of an Aboriginal rock site at Bootu Creek, north of remote Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

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