Remote-controlled stackers and reclaimers move iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto’s Port Dampier mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. File photo: AFP
Remote-controlled stackers and reclaimers move iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto’s Port Dampier mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. File photo: AFP
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Inquiry finds Australian mining firms ignored ‘horrific’ sexual assaults against women

  • A Western Australia government report found dozens of appalling cases of abuse of female workers at companies including BHP and Rio Tinto
  • ‘It is simply shocking this could be taking place in the 21st century in one of the state’s most lucrative industries,’ said Libby Mettam, chair of the inquiry

Remote-controlled stackers and reclaimers move iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto’s Port Dampier mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. File photo: AFP
Remote-controlled stackers and reclaimers move iron ore to rail cars at Rio Tinto’s Port Dampier mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. File photo: AFP
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