ABSTRACT

Rio Tinto legally destroyed a cultural heritage site in the Juukan Gorge while expanding an iron mine. The destruction angered not only the Indigenous Peoples but the wider Australian public as well. Rio Tinto exemplified injustice and exploitation. Rio Tinto ignored the objections to blasting in the Juukan Gorge (an injustice to the Indigenous Peoples) and did so in the name of profit (exploitation). The moral violation centered on Rio Tinto ignoring its obligations to help protect culturally significant sites under its domain.