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Region of Western Australia

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Pilbara: Region of Western Australia
The Pilbara is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its Aboriginal peoples; its ancient landscapes; the red earth; and its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore. It is also a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna.

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Significant WA cultural heritage sites 'at risk' in planned Rio Tinto mine expansion

More than 120 cultural heritage sites could be destroyed in Western Australia's Pilbara region by a planned Rio Tinto expansion, a Senate inquiry has been told.
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Significant WA heritage sites 'at risk'

More than 120 cultural heritage sites could be destroyed in Western Australia's Pilbara region by a planned Rio Tinto expansion, a Senate inquiry has been told.
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Bipartisan push to uncover how Rio Tinto blasted ancient Juukan Gorge caves

A parliamentary inquiry is calling for submissions over Rio Tinto’s destruction of 46,000-year-old Indigenous caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara.
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Cyclone Damien weakens after heavy wind and rain lashes WA's Pilbara region

A tropical cyclone which brought fierce winds to a coastal part of Western Australia's Pilbara region has weakened to a category two system.
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Cyclone Damien weakens off WA

A tropical cyclone which brought fierce winds to a coastal part of Western Australia's Pilbara region has weakened to a category two system.
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Heavy wind, rain as Cyclone Damien lashes WA's Pilbara region

Tropical Cyclone Damien lashed northern Western Australian with heavy wind and rain as it crossed the coastline on Saturday.
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'We're expecting some damage': Cyclone Damien causes gales over WA

Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien is causing gales over Western Australia's central Pilbara coast ahead of forecast destructive winds and heavy rainfall.
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Plot thickens after Palmer's Mineralogy kicked off Pilbara tenement for 'squatting'

Mining laws aim to ensure a tenant can't 'squat' on an exploration lease to stop another using it. And there are no shortage of interests in this Pilbara patch.
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BHP's long-term Pilbara plan gets the nod

The West Australian government has approved BHP's long-term plan for mining in the state's Pilbara region.
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Indian sailor falls off bulk carrier in WA

An Indian sailor has gone missing from a bulk ore carrier anchored in waters off Western Australia's Pilbara coast.
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