Heads roll at Rio Tinto after miner’s decision to destroy ancient Aboriginal sites | ABC News

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    A shareholder revolt over the destruction of an ancient Aboriginal site in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has forced three of Rio Tinto’s top executives out of the company. Traditional owners have welcomed the departure of the executives, but want Aboriginal people to be given more control over the protection of their heritage.

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