Prepare for a Section 18 rush

WITH the Western Australian parliament passing the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, the clock is ticking on pre-existing Section 18 permits.

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There could be a development rush as miners try to use existing Section 18 approvals before they expire.

Section 18 permits became infamous after Rio Tinto used one to legally destroy two 46,000 year old rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia's Pilbara.