Gunlom Falls Dispute Headed To Court

June 3, 2024 8:49 am in by
Local News

The director of National Parks NT is set to plead guilty to damaging a sacred site at Gunlom Falls…

Ricky Archer apologising for the damage to one of Kakadu’s most popular spots.

It comes three-weeks after a landmark high court decision was overturned on appeal, meaning crown immunity for offences under the NT’s sacred sites act would no longer hold.

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Traditional owners of Gunlom Falls have been battling Parks Australia for years, over allegations a walking track that was built through the area exposed a sacred men’s site to the public.

The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority will now continue its case in local courts.

Gunlom Falls has been closed since the dispute began.